Employees are looking for more effective patterns that can drive
- More Communication
- Greater Flexibility
- Broader Representation
- Stronger Vision articulation
As leaders, it will become imperative to address the above points for us to have a successful workforce that can rally toward stronger business outcomes.
All of us have been feeling, observing & reading about great resignation, frantic conversations on crazy salaries, increased #attrition, and covid, but I believe these problems are cyclic in nature and if we try to solve at a point in time we are going to burn the candle too fast. Consider the following points whilst finding yourself a fitment
- Problems you are going to solve
- Relationships you will be able to build
- Fundamentals the company has
- The value you will be able to add
- The influence you will be able to create
Help build stronger foundations that can help create a balance, we tend to swing the pendulum too hard always!
“Illusion is the first of all pleasures” !Voltaire
Be realistic about what you are trying to achieve!
As a leader within an organization you’ll need to work with many constraints and limitations of resources but still need to complete the task well within time. One should dig deep within themselves through the network effect of strong peers and management teams that can help one to get comfortable with uncomfortable questions.
Our ability to demonstrate true leadership will rely on :
1. Identification of true scarce resources
2. Prevent underappreciation of the complexity of managing scarcity and the benefits that come from doing it just a little bit better
As leaders, we talk a lot about being focused and remain careful not to use this as a force function because it can hamper lateral thinking & our ability to develop a systems approach within the organization.
As leaders, we never have enough time. It also is true that as we grow in a given role we play, we tend to become busier, we are providing less attention to every aspect being thrown at us. Our ability to absorb has to be of higher order to process a well-informed decision. It is important therefore that we group things in a manner that we become more effective. Context switching is ineffective and as leaders, we should minimize its impact.
Uncertainty is the name of the game. a year back we talked about 5-year plans and a couple of years back did strategic offsite huddles to frame our strategy but now planomics can only be as good as long it survives the next moment! From Developed to Developing .. nobody is prepared enough to handle the current COVID crisis. We are all reacting in the moment to take us farther than what we are today!
Systems Thinking is an evermore important skill to have in order to create better viewport of the solution we may have in mind! Events like COVID require systems-level thinking to see through challenges that create better feedback loops and broad-spectrum solution design!