In many companies, production has mainly been run from the desk for a long time – managers are far removed from the Shopfloor. Yet it is precisely at the point of value creation where there is a need for management by people whose technical ability and leadership skills are what qualify for them a position of leadership and earn them recognition from colleagues.
However, not every good specialist in production is also suitable for administrative and management duties. The following key questions should therefore be asked in advance: Is someone a leader because of their technical skills or their leadership skills? What kind of presence does this person have on the Shopfloor? The answer to this is usually key to finding the right person.