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Workshop at SAGCCI with BW Coaching: “Leadership in an agile and digital world”

12/05/2018 AHK Süd-Afrika - News-Hauptkategorie, Member News

Johannesburg, 15 November 2018 – With organisations looking to expand their capacities for automation and digitalisation to meet the standards of Industry 4.0, many are falling behind in updating their leadership practices to suit this brave, new, fast-paced industry environment. So, what should leadership look like in the Fourth Industrial revolution? To answer this question, the Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry was pleased to host a workshop for its members, hosted by BW Coaching, entitles: “Leadership in an agile and digital world”. 

The interactive workshop drew a number of managers from German subsidiaries, who are facing the changes and challenges of digital transformation within the workplace – both in the technology and the attitudes of the generation of millennials entering the South African marketplace. This workshop was led by Brigitta Wurnig, CEO of BW Coaching, as well as Pat Roberts, Manager of BW Coaching’s South African branch, and coaches Yako Jackson, Lynette Le Roux, Teena Gengan, and Candy Guvi. These ladies shared their extensive knowledge in this trending business development and their experiences in helping companies implement this new attitude in the workplace. 

Most noteworthy was BW Coaching’s case study on “5 Success Factors for Agile Teams”, a printed version of which was available for participants to take home. The challenges experienced by the team in this case study mirrored those experienced by of many of the participants. The prevalence of some remaining traditional leadership skills were a subject of great mirth to the participants and much discussion arose around how one might seamlessly move the office culture away from these habits. 

Participants were thoroughly intrigued by this workshop and all engaged wholeheartedly with the content. The consensus among the participants was that the workshop was a success with its engaging speakers and comprehensive content, which left many with an optimistic enthusiasm toward this once brave, new world of agile leadership.

Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry has been operating in Southern Africa for over 65 years. Bringing together potential business partners is one of our key service offerings. We foster business links between Germany and Southern African companies through comprehensive and target group-oriented researches, workshops, seminars and business delegations that bring you in contact with competent business partners in your industry. Contact the Chamber to get connected with German and southern African businesses at info(at)germanchamber.co.za; or call +27 11 486 2775.