In the wake of the pandemic, the workplace as we once knew it is changing. While some companies plan to return to full-time onsite work, others are considering a permanent shift to a full-time remote or hybrid arrangement. Whatever decision companies come to about where and how their teams will work, there are new health and safety, technology, communication, and employee engagement concerns that come with the reimagined workplace.
These changes call for a different approach to leadership and management, so leaders need to ensure they update their skills and methods. To help, 15 members of Forbes Human Resources Council share essential skills leaders should develop to effectively manage the future workplace.
Flexibility And Open Communication
We have grown more disconnected and isolated over the past year, and an increasing number of people are struggling with their mental health. Employees need to feel they are understood, heard and wanted at work. To address this challenge, leaders should be flexible in expectations, practice active listening, provide constructive feedback and create an environment of open communication. – Monica Bua, Morgan Samuels