COVID-19 has proved to be a learning opportunity in the workplace. Managing a remote workforce and preparing for the new normal has become difficult for leaders. Despite the obstacles, many leaders have found their way to the next stage of this global crisis. What are the invaluable leadership lessons the pandemic has taught? In this article at Forbes, Howard Dvorkin explains how modern management lessons have replaced traditional concepts and procedures.
COVID-19’s Leadership Lessons
Prioritizing Employees’ Personal Safety
Business leaders across the world agree that the health and safety of employees are the top priorities. Organizations are now making an effort to regularly share safety health tips with their workers.
Being Compassionate and Supportive
Gestures such as listening to their concerns through an open-door policy or providing more flexible work options will undoubtedly go a long way with your team.
Rewarding Your Employees
Implementing a reward and recognition culture will ensure a more cohesive workforce and a pleasant working environment. According to studies, nearly 50% of employees indicated that their managers’ encouragement and praise improved their relationship with their higher-ups while building trust.
Authoritative Leadership Fails
When team members have no say, they may develop resentment towards leaders. This resentment is worse if knowledgeable or highly skilled members feel that their skills are wasted because they cannot contribute to decision-making. They may look for ways to secretly or openly sabotage the project’s progress.
Experimenting With Technology
With workforces being mostly remote, leaders have learned to hold meetings, collaborate on projects, and even host events virtually. Furthermore, leaders are now encouraging their team members to use applications to make work and customer interactions more structured.
Seeking opportunity from this crisis is crucial to every organizations’ survival, recovery, and accelerated growth. To read the original article, click on https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesfinancecouncil/2021/02/02/what-the-pandemic-taught-companies-about-leadership/?sh=49039a943ef6.