Covid-enforced remote working – and its sibling (still at the toddler stage), hybrid working – have challenged the one-size-fits-all approach of traditional career management and heightened the aspirations of employees toward more flexibility and integration with their lives outside of work.
Experiences with virtual meetings
One of the biggest challenges for leaders during the pandemic has been adapting to virtual meetings. In the past it’s been the person with the loudest voice in the room, or the one who gets to interrupt first, who usually has the most influence. Now it’s more likely to be the person with the best microphone, fastest broadband or good lighting who gets to influence others.
For many companies, the impact of the COVID crisis will be all encompassing. Customer needs and market structures may have changed. Employee morale and fragility will need careful attention. Supply chains may need to be drastically reconfigured and bolstered. These new working conditions demand considered and innovative approaches from leadership. There is no longer a…