You guessed it – the headline of this blog post is not meant to be taken entirely seriously. Even if there is a lot of talk about falling GDP and recession at the moment, if digitalisation and automation are progressing too slowly in Germany and AI is knocking loudly at the door, the shortage of jobs and skilled workers will probably remain with us for some time to come. [Read more…]
In my last blog post, I invited you, dear readers, to take a critical look at the future viability of your company in view of the current economic recession. Perhaps – inspired by my questions – you have already been able to develop one or two ideas to better get through the challenges of the time. There is one question I would like to address today: How do you move quickly from idea generation to action? [Read more…]
Reading or watching the news is really no fun at the moment. Even in conversations, the mood is rather November-grey, especially when it comes to economic topics and Germany as a business location. Yet it is only October and the leaves are changing colour. So let’s go for a walk and take a relaxed optimistic look at the future. [Read more…]
Is your company one of the lucky ones with enough staff? Congratulations, then you are pretty much on your own. Because for many companies and businesses, the depleted labour market poses an existential challenge. Companies are now reacting, for example, by either extremely simplifying application processes or specifically looking for skills instead of degrees. And then there is the third way: the targeted development of certain knowledge and skills among existing staff. [Read more…]
Up and down the country, digitalisation is being bandied about as the new panacea in administrative buildings, public authorities and small and medium-sized enterprises. Because they all suffer from the same deficiency disease: too few workers.
Let me first clarify what I mean by digitalisation. After all, the term is often used in the same breath as automation. But digitalisation is not about Industry 4.0 or the automation of production processes. Digitisation means the intelligent use of digital tools to create space for something new. Digitalisation is not a megatrend, according to the Zukunftsinstitut, but has points of contact with all currently observable megatrends.