From Lockdown to Permanent Uncertainty. Guidance for Managers and Employees

The March 2020 lockdown was difficult, but we knew it was going to end. The current situation, on the other hand, has characteristics of indeterminacy that require a medium- to long-term approach. The main changes will have to be at the managerial level but, at the same time, companies will have to think about how to help their employees be effective and motivated whilst remote working over a prolonged period of time.

As we all experience remote working in different ways it is important to ensure that work from home moves from "remote" to becoming truly "smart" and that a response to the current situation produces value for all stakeholders. In this video, Dr. Cristina Brusati and Gabriele Ghini discuss two-dimensional leadership and how to evaluate the ability of individuals to effectively manage smart remote working. Video in Spanish.

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A crisis demands, more than ever, that to be a successful leader is to...

A crisis demands, more than ever, that to be a successful leader is to:

  • Employ the head - Essential short-term actions must not take away from the compelling need to formulate the data/information and strategic insight demanded to put the business back on course as quickly as possible.
  • Empower the hand - To fully acknowledge the scope and impact of the crisis, craft a caring and meaningful response, act decisively, recognise the organisation's role as part of a wider community… and do so at lightning speed.
  • Engage the heart - Investments in teams and cross-organisation collaboration pays off. People, regardless of level, unite behind a common purpose. The support for working remotely builds on and further develops knowing that you are part of something special. No one gets left behind.
  • Enrich the spirit - Put empathy front and centre of everything the organisation does and communicates. People need to be able to see the first glimmering light of an early dawn.

Insights from "Are You The LEADER They NEED?" (PDF) by John O. Burdett, Leadership advisor to TRANSEARCH International.

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