At HHL Forum on “Leadership in the Digital Age” at Leipzig Graduate School of Management, we had the pleasure to talk to Prof. August-Wilhelm Scheer, “the” pioneer on digitized processes. Scheer was appointed to the “Hall of Fame of German Research” for his unique Integration of innovation spirit and entrepreneurship.
He highlighted that digitization will have one major impact, not to be underestimated: to gain time and energy for “the good old things”, like sharing experience, building relationships, talking to each other, personal coaching. The challenge is to not forget these benefits of digitization and DO IT! This hits the core of our work: For us, leadership in the digital age is all about enabling and empowering individuals and people networks throughout the organization to collaborate for innovation and superior results.