Are you waiting for things to get back to the way they were before the pandemic? New normal leaders should not go back in time but move forward. Things have changed drastically since the COVID-19 outbreak. Most organizations have accepted the remote work model as the way to do business. So, you must adapt to the changes and learn how your people feel rather than resist them. In this article at Forbes, Jill Hauwiller shares what new normal leaders should be doing to stay relevant.
Ways of New Normal Leaders
There are several ways new normal leaders can make things work for the team as well as for the company. Let’s find out some below:
Your team members are no longer in front of you so that you can keep a close watch on their work progress. So, you have to trust that all are adults and will get the work done.
Some people can adjust to coming to the office once a week, but others might not. Cater to the different modes of flexibility that will get the best performance from your teams.
Encourage Career Growth
Every individual will be different, so will their aspirations. Have one-on-ones to find out what their aspirations are that you could enable within the organizational scope.
Be More Results-Oriented
Instead of stressing about work hours, analyze if you are getting things done, how your people feel, and if working specific hours really matters. Ultimately, the outcomes are more important than a perfect login register.
New normal leaders need to heighten coordination among team members and stakeholders. Otherwise, it is easy to misinterpret things.
Broaden Team Connections
Expose the team to stakeholders from other business units. This sort of collaboration could, later on, help you get interdependent jobs done without top management intervention.
Applaud Jobs Well Done
Appreciate your team members’ efforts despite the many hurdles they are going through to achieve the feat. Do not take things for granted.
Attend Important Meetings
Remember, staying visible is the most important objective in a virtual world. The more meetings and conferences you attend, the more visibility and influence you command.
Analyze and Inquire
You must ask questions to help better your team’s performance. For instance, what changes should the organization make to bring more diversity?
To view the original article in full, visit the following link: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2021/09/28/eight-tips-to-help-leaders-navigate-the-new-world-of-work/?sh=13f46c046740