The integration of next-generation technologies such as AI, robotics, cloud computing, big data, and many others has caused leaders and particularly managers to rethink their strategies by prioritizing building digital fluency as a critical capability to properly lead in this digital age.
Digital leadership is now more than ever about empowering others and creating self-organized teams that optimise day-to-day operations. Leadership in the digital age is no longer a one-man show, but rather a team effort and a set of skills that are required to stand out.
Digital Literacy in the Digital Age
Businesses are being disrupted or reinvented by digital business models and a lot of digital managers still don’t possess the right skills or operation structure to adapt to the fast-rising digital needs of businesses.
The first and main challenge is due to the fact that current leaders come from an older generation of traditional marketing and are still skeptical about the impact of predictive analytics in their job. This is why it’s important and way easier to grow up immersed in all digital aspects to avoid especially with the younger generation who are constantly getting up-to-speed vs. the digital immigrants that can quickly fall behind.
Moreover, as more people are learning grips with technology and the tools of the internet, the best and brightest digital leaders will rise up upon the knowledge they acquire, and business school are also aware and began working on continuously forming experts that thrive in professional development at all levels of a workforce.
The best of both schools ESiLV and the EMLV of Pôle Léonard de Vinci is now shaped in the latest Bachelor Technology & Management programme that is aimed at students who wish to follow a path combining both engineering technologies in the digital world and top-notch managerial skills.
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The 3-year cursus trains students in digital and management. Offering 2 years of core curriculum, a third year in work-study or going abroad. After two years of study, each including an internship, the student chooses in the 3rd year between a course in which participants are presented with real-case job scenarios and required to implement innovative solutions, along with a year of exchange with one of the school’s partners abroad to develop a gratifying international vision on the job market. At the end of the Bachelor in Technology & Management, students obtain the title of Digital Project Manager (RNCP Level 6, recognized by the State).
The opportunities cover a wide range of professions: project manager, business engineer, key account manager, business developer in various sectors of activity, such as the automobile, aeronautics, energy, health, smart cities and buildings, banking and insurance.
With the landscape changing so rapidly in the digital age, leadership must be willing to try new technologies and become more adaptable and flexible in their approach to creating a digital workplace.
Technically skilled leaders possess knowledge about the organisational strength, the products and services, have that capability of solving technical issues and help others in adjusting to new innovations. This skill will help any student portray as a leader for the future who is well equipped with thoughts and ideas with excellent problem-solving expertise.
Creativity has no boundaries and gives every person innumerable opportunities to explore things. And a creative leader is the one who can think out of the box, has emotional intelligence and create possibilities that fit right in with the massive technological phase shift.
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