Over the last couple of months, many teams and leaders have experienced working virtually, many for the first time. Working with geographically dispersed teams can have challenges even without a pandemic to consider on top of that. Over the next few months, some organizations will have employees returning to the workplace which might mean leaders supporting both co-located and virtual team members.
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What happened to the "pause" that everyone shared over two weeks ago? Anyone else feeling a little overwhelmed now trying to respond to the rapidly changing conditions around us? It is true that in times of crisis, leaders must often make bold and quick decisions. Employees are looking for support, guidance and direction. However, are we pausing and making intentional, thoughtful decisions, or are we simply reacting to our environment and operating out of "flight or fight" mode?
To cope with the new reality of constant and disruptive change, organizations are moving away from the traditional style of leadership (command and control) to one that is more collective and involves the manager providing more coaching and feedback.
The way you behave as a team is governed by a set of unwritten rules and behaviours which make up your team culture.
Organizations thrive or fail based on their ability to effectively use people, processes and technology to develop the performance and capabilities of their organization and deliver value.