in Industry 4.0
The first part of our series focused on
leaders and their leadership skills. As
Mr Mohelník, CEO at Ferrit said, it is
important for leaders to develop the
potential of their employees. But how
can they tell the true potential of the
people? How to develop it? What exactly
is the aim of such development? Who
are the teachers and instructors in the
process of development?
People seldom know their very own potential. They
are unsure of what their talents, best skills and abilities
are, and how to use them best at work. Leaders may
help them discover their true extraordinary features
via professional and development targets, through
collaboration and new projects. This is where people
demonstrate what their unique qualities are, and how
far they can go over their limits.
“byTeachers must not be like milestones
the road showing the way, yet not
moving anywhere themselves.
John Amos Comenius
A leader must be able to connect a talent with key
competences. The introduction of Industry 4.0 not
only involves IT and other professional competencies
but also communication, social and organizational
competencies. Team and project work in multicultural
and virtual groups is extremely important. That also
requires language skills on a high level. People must be
capable of a quick response to a challenge, capable of
independent, flexible and responsible work, capable
of creativity, reliability, discipline and taking an
understanding of the context and circumstances.
There are various and individual ways to develop each
of these competencies. Yet they do have something in
common, and that is the aim of the development. An
understanding of what must be achieved in the given
competence and why. Understanding of the sense of
the development is the elementary prerequisite to
a motivated approach.
A leader is, for employees, the foundation, support on
the way to development. A leader is also the teacher
who keeps learning too, and such an example inspires
Petra Klementová, HR Manager at Ferrit, has been
developing throughout all her career. She creates
the environment in the company which motivates
employees to grow. I asked her:
What do you see as key competences of employees
I see the managerial competenceis as clear number one.
Managerial skills, the ability to lead their departments
and efficiently organize their people considerably
shape their success.
How does Ferrit develop these competencies?
In early 2018 we radically renewed our top
management, focusing their development on team
building and management styles. We combine various
methods of education: workshops, trainings and
individual coaching. In the coming year we intend to
involve everyone, from managers at other levels in the
hierarchy to foremen at individual workshops, in this
system of personal development. At the same time,
our people are getting involved in strategic projects
developing collaboration within our company.
How do you enhance your personal development in
the position of HR Manager?
Besides the aforementioned, I attend conferences on
HR at our company, and I enjoy discussions at round
tables with HR specialists where we share our practical
experience. I am inspired by successful leaders and
books with real stories from businesses.
Text a foto:
New Dimension, s.r.o.
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