The coronavirus epidemic has encouraged enterprises to rely on supervisors and leaders entirely. They have left no stone unturned to ensure the safety and well-being of the employees. Using an agile leadership approach, many have initiated transformational strategies. In this article at McKinsey and Company, Gemma D’Auria and Aaron De Smet outline the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic on the IT leaders.
Stress, a sense of isolation, emotional intrusion, and a high-level of ambiguity are the byproducts of global lockdown. Indeed, it is difficult for leaders to find ways to overcome the emerging crises and maintain sanity. Uncover some influential behaviors and mindsets to sail through the pandemic and unforeseen future challenges:
Introduce Response Technique
Following hierarchy to execute a crisis response plan may turn into unreasonable delays. Leaders counter issues that are exclusive and require immediate intervention. The C-suite executives cannot gather details and intricacies of the problem and make quick decisions. Thereby, leaders must have the authority to uncover and employ solutions ideal for the situation.
There is no harm in sharing responsibilities with your peers to concentrate on other intricate matters. Be agile and allow others to make an independent decision. Plan to avert the crisis, learn from mistakes, and erase errors without overplaying them. An alert leader can sustain the hurdles only through team collaboration and clear communication. You can unite your team by giving them a common objective to chase. Be confident that you, your team, and organization can overcome any rough weather.
Be Open to Tough Calls
Do not wait to validate all the facts before developing a response plan. Set priorities to initiate at least some fundamental steps to cure the possible mishaps. You can overcome uncertainties gradually by gathering further information. If you follow the formal crisis response procedure to analyze the situation and assume the future possibilities, you will lose the battle. Instead, intervene immediately and initiate proactive steps to withstand ambiguities.
Click on the following link to read the original article: https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/organization/our-insights/leadership-in-a-crisis-responding-to-the-coronavirus-outbreak-and-future-challenges
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