Managerial Skills and Competencies for Effective Transition to Electromobility

Publication Type:

Conference Paper


Gerpisa colloquium, Brussels (2023)


automotive industry, electromobility, sustainability, human resources management, learning and development, managerial skills and competencies, just transition


Transitioning to electromobility in the automotive sector will affect and change ways of working and disrupt many occupations, including managerial ones. The current literature lacks information about how managerial skills and competencies will be affected. In order to investigate the topic, both quantitative and qualitative data were collected. First, 516 questionnaires from managers and leaders from automotive who ranked the managerial skills to be developed in order of priority were analysed. Three deep semi-structured interviews with international learning and development experts were conducted, fully transcribed, coded, and analysed. The results suggest that some managerial skills and competencies will remain highly relevant, skills for effective change management might be augmented, and new sustainability skills, such as systems thinking and life-long learning, will be required. The study updates existing taxonomies of managerial skills and adds value to Learning and Development field in the Human Resource Management interface.

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