Globally distributed project teams, working from home or cloud based information access are but a few of the drivers of changing leadership demands in the digital age. Now, add to that artificial intelligence and the challenge to "lead” intelligent machines as quasi employees and, taking one step further, we may very well have artificial intelligence leading us in at least some traditional managerial tasks. We are only just beginning to grasp the magnitude of changes that digitization, artificial intelligence and the corresponding breakthrough technologies will bring.
Will those changes liberate or imprison us? How will they impact the way we organize economic activities and how we lead organizations? As part of our event series on digitization and business ethics hosted by Lilienberg Unternehmerforum, we discussed these topics on 28. June 2018 following an excursion to Allsafe Group , a southern German SME at the forefront of innovative organizational structures. Moderated by Christoph Vollenweider and Raban Fuhrmann, Hermann Arnold of Haufe Umantis and Jan-Arne Gewert of Gewert Consulting presented their insights on the topic before HMC Director Ernst von Kimakowitz offered some reflections to kick of the closing discussion for this full day event.