Several of our clients have embarked on completely new managerial challenges which require them to find new and innovative ways of creating, and maintaining, a dynamic and motivating workplace.
In the world after Corona, the pressure on management is rising.
While we are slowly returning to a world that resembles what we knew before Corona, it has become clear to many that it will never be quite the same in terms of ”going to work".
Many of our clients have recognized that the virtual workplace has come to stay. Covid-19 has driven a development leading to major and radical changes in the way we will function in a workplace of the future.
It is the management that is responsible for the strategy and therefore the consequences of their decisions. Management must show the way while also acknowledging that many employees now prefer working from home and enjoy being able to plan their time independently.
It has also become harder to motivate employees to meet physically in the workplace and feel part of a physical work environment.
Some challenges our clients face:
In all the above situations, I must conclude that management has simply not been in close enough contact with the employees. At this time HR departments and management have had to be proactive to ensure that all employees are satisfied and motivated.
Three inspiring solutions where management has been creative and dared to explore new avenues:
Which management skills are in demand?
Corona has forced us to think of other and increasingly digital ways of working. Experts estimate that by 2023, 2/3 of the world's economy will be digital – this is a development that puts future leadership roles under huge pressure.
We have noticed that our clients have started to demand more of these 5 personal competencies:
These observations alone cannot answer my initial question, but maybe they will prompt you to think outside the box in managing your post-Covid business.
Susanne Becker Mikkelsen