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Democratic Talent Management In An Industry 4.0 Environment of Digital Revolution

The authors propose to study an innovative approach to talent management based on the need for change that organizations are facing due to a disruptive environment brought on by the fourth industrial revolution: the digital revolution. Its nature and impact on society, on management systems, and on business organizations are described as the stage where a significant change movement is happening to an extent and intensity never seen before. To deal with this, the authors elaborate on the need for increased agility and flexibility as determinant factors for the competitiveness of organizations and businesses. In that sense, a new approach to talent management is proposed based on an innovative concept of talent – which is democratic. By describing the key elements of this innovative concept, a new approach to human resource management is also described, arguing for the need of moving towards disruption in traditional policies, processes, and practices. Five interviewees approached during the Covid-19 pandemic, in late 2020, share their views herein on their talents and of digital disruption and opportunity.

Alberto Rendo
University of Aveiro

Manuel Au-Yong-Oliveira
INESC TEC, GOVCOPP, University of Aveiro

Ana Alexandra da Costa Dias
GOVCOPP, University of Aveiro


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