Digital disruption: Futurologist and professor Dr. Stefan Gröner on leading through rapid change

Video interview
March 2022

IN BRIEF

  • 7:35 - You need data analysts, you need software engineers, people like that in order to setup AI, but I’m pretty sure that in a couple of years, you will need another type of employee. People who have a broader interdisciplinary knowledge for instance or who are more creative in order to think ahead, in order to think about new markets.
  • 12:45 - You have to lead by trust and not buy hierarchy, that’s super important. First, to attract more creative people and on the other side as well in order to be competitive in the future. Trust and flexibility are probably the most important leadership skills in the future.
  • 16:33 - I’m pretty sure that we’ll have a much more flexible and a much more satisfying work life in the future. We’ll get rid of routine jobs. Work is definitely going to be more interesting and more satisfying.

Joe Kornik, Editor-in-Chief of Vision by Protiviti, sits down with Dr. Stefan Gröner, a renown German futurologist, professor, speaker, and consultant who helps business leaders set their company’s strategic course for the future. He is also Dean of Studies for Digital Management and Corporate Communications at Germany’s Fresenius University of Applied Sciences where his research areas are in the fields of digital transformation, digital communication of the future and business technologies of the future.


ABOUT

Dr. Stefan Gröner
Dean of Studies
Fresenius University

Dr. Stefan Gröner is a renowned German futurologist, professor, speaker and consultant, where he helps business leaders set their company’s strategic course for the future. He is Dean of Studies for Digital Management and Corporate Communications at Fresenius University of Applied Sciences where his research area are in the fields of Digital Transformation, Digital Communication of the Future and Business and Technologies of the Future.

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