When 'New Normal' becomes 'Normal', we must amid that the world of work has been constantly changing in the past few years. Leadership, as the direction of a business, would always be different as a result. How to stay ahead? How to be adaptable and agile? We must review the leadership trend when we enter the third quarter of 2023.
1. The rise of remote work. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the shift to remote work and communicate with teams over Zoom, and it's here to stay. According to research, around 84% of employers continue to adopt a hybrid mode. Leaders must learn to lead remote teams and be flexible with the staff effectively. Also, creating a culture of trust and collaboration allows employees to thrive in a remote environment. Otherwise, the organisation is risking losing its top talents.
2. Adopt Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) technology. Embracing external change and learning new skills is unavoidable. A.I. rapidly transforms the workplace, and leaders must prepare for the impact. On the one hand, they have to develop new skills and capabilities. On the other hand, they need to find ways to use A.I. and prepare possible implementation plans within the corporate to improve the performance of their teams.
3. Build better teams. A diverse and inclusive workforce is essential for building innovation and successful teams. By connecting with employees, everyone would feel valued and respected. For instance, leaders can create a culture where feedback is welcomed and encouraged. As such, the leaders can identify areas they need to improve and get the best out of their teams.
4. Create a trust and openness leadership style. In today's world, there is a growing demand for ethical leadership. A transparent and accountable leader is vital in achieving the company’s goal by delivering strategies and challenges to employees. Empowering their teams to make decisions and take ownership of their work is one of the methods to build trust and open communication. Providing the best support to the employees through different approaches can also let them feel more involved in the company's success.
5. Focus on employee well-being. Employee well-being is more important than ever. The pandemic has a noticeable impact on people's mental health; leaders must create a supportive and healthy workplace. To promote the well-being of their staff, leaders should provide employees with the resources they need to thrive and address any staff concerns. It would result in a win-win situation for the overall success of the organisation and a happy workplace.
To keep up with the trend, leaders must be adaptable and agile to stay ahead. Professional training and development programmes provide the most updated tools to develop the skills and knowledge you need to be successful in the future. London Training for Excellence offers various Leadership training courses to suit your needs.
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