Over the last few years we’ve talked a lot about a VUCA-world: volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. Those terms define the uncertainty of corporate life in the 21st century. Corona is definitely a VUCA ‘smack in the face’ - an uppercut that nobody was prepared for.
However, every crisis brings opportunities as well. The opportunity for managers now is to ditch oldschool management and take up true leadership that focuses on humans. Leaders grow people, managers manage tasks. Those managers that are able to reinvent themselves will help their company and their colleagues to get the best out of this lockdown period and are prepared to tackle the post-Corona era.
This new way of working will probably be the new normal in the ‘post-corona’ era: more remote, more flexible and completely trust-based. Bye bye micro management!
For managers who normally share an office with their team, this can present new challenges. A sudden change in the practice of management can be hard on managers. They may worry about disruptions to the workflow they're accountable for. Some may feel they have to be physically present to be good coaches, unsure that they can engage workers from a distance.
In this article we provide you no-nonsense advice on how to keep your people engaged from a distance.
I’d love to help out by detailing “The 3 C’s of building trust and engagement”: Connect - Communicate - Clarity. Those were always important but the importance is bigger than ever in times of remote work.
As we’re all in this together, I believe we all need to help each other out. Hence I’m looking forward to your tips, questions and suggestions. Feel free to share them in the comments.
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