Old school management and leadership techniques were being questioned even before the pandemic, they are now being challenged everywhere. Companies must aim to be “the place where everyone wants to work” not just in terms of rewards or benefits…in terms of culture, respect and values.
The younger generation and the current social unrest proves people are looking for more from their leaders. Companies must change their culture to one that is more inclusive, honest and empathetic, truly people-focused. They must show how valuable their people are, recognise the return they provide, not just talk about it.
Many smaller businesses and young entrepreneurs lack the right kind of leadership training to survive. They need tailored but cost-effective learning and development tools.
Work is becoming an extension of our home life, we now invite our workplace and work colleagues into our homes. This changes the perspective and balance of power for employees.