Management 4.0

Developing the next generation of managers and leaders.

CMI’s Management Transformed campaign seeks to answer a fundamental question – what are the skills that managers and leaders will need in a workplace and world transformed by new technology, new business models and societal changes?

CMI’s Management 4.0 campaign was started before Covid-19 and set out to answer a fundamental question – what are the skills that managers and leaders will need in a workplace and world transformed by new technology, new business models and societal changes? As a result of Coronavirus we are now living through much of the rapid change and disruption that the project initially sought to explore and the challenges (and opportunities) have been accelerated.

We are currently undertaking our research looking at how management practice will need to evolve. In this context, we are looking at questions such as how leaders, wherever they are based, can:

  • keep their teams happy and productive make their business agile and profitable, whilst ensuring the psychological and physical safety of their workforce
  • step up to support their workforces and understand what skills are needed in a period of covid recovery and beyond.

Look out for our final report due to be published in October 2020. In the meantime, you can keep track of our campaign on social media using #ManagementTransformed.

Management 4.0 launch paper

Our Themes

At launch Management 4.0 identified six areas which are transforming rapidly and which managers and leaders in the future will have to respond to. Read our discussion papers here.

Idea

Technology Transformed

What will innovations like AI, automation and new ways of communicating mean for the role of a manager? Will we see the rise of the digital leader?

Service

Society Transformed

As the population ages and becomes more diverse, what new challenges will managers face and how will leaders adapt? How is the balance of power shifting in the workplace?

Equalizer

Patterns of Work Transformed

How will managers countenance more employees working flexibly and remotely, with a greater emphasis on ‘working smart’ and being objective-driven?

business transformation

Business Transformed

How can we ensure that rapid, disruptive business models are able to develop managers as they grow? What will technology mean for existing business models?

Leadership transformed

Leadership Transformed

With command-and-control styles of management becoming extinct, what skills and attributes will tomorrow's leaders need to thrive? What new leadership styles will evolve?

Lifelong learning

Lifelong Learning Transformed

Long gone are the days of spending the whole of your career at one company. Up-skilling and re-skilling will become even more important; how should we facilitate this?

Get Involved

Look out for our final report due to be published in June 2020. In the meantime, you can keep track of our campaign on social media using #ManagementTransformed.

If you would like to keep up to date with our Management 4.0 campaign please register your details below.

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