Corporate culture and teamwork in the digital era

  • 1 University of Economics in Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovak Republic


The topic of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the evolution of jobs, and consequently changes in human capital issues is of increasing interest to researchers policy makers, and managers from corporate practice. Corporate culture is a tool for implementing the changes that come with the digital era. Teamwork is part of an adaptive corporate culture that creates the conditions for innovation and technological progress. The present study aims to investigate whether the relationship between Industry 4.0 tools and human resource management in this era (Smart HR 4.0) is mediated by the teamwork climate in the enterprise. The research was conducted by questionnaire survey in 115 industrial enterprises in Slovakia. The respondents were low, middle and top level managers. The PLS-SEM (Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modelling) method was used to test the proposed hypotheses. The hypotheses were statistically tested at α = 0.05 level. The results of the performed analyses were processed using the statistical software SmartPLS 3. The hypothesis of the mediating effect of teamwork in the relationship of Industry 4.0 and SmartHR4.0 was confirmed. Partial mediation was found, with the indirect effect contributing by 32 percent to the total effect. The findings indicate that teamwork is an important mean of support in various innovative management tools, including HR and SmartHR4.0 implementation.



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