Many organisations have failed to make the shift to a hybrid work paradigm, and those that insist on going back to the old ways of doing things may lose employees in the “Great Resignation.” We have seen innumerable examples of leaders who haven’t adjusted to the tectonic change that COVID-19 wreaked on our workplaces over the last several years, and it’s causing stress and discord in offices around the globe. However, if you recognise the red flags early and take action to resolve them, it can be rectified. Here are some of the things you should be aware of in order to ensure that 2022 does not go off the tracks.
1.Living in the Past
Leaders who rely on the comfort of their office to enhance their ego on a regular basis will perish in the epidemic. Employees have demonstrated that they can do their jobs and reach productivity goals while working from home. Most problems aren’t caused by a lack of teamwork within the office. It’s a lack of skills in managing individuals they can’t see working, therefore work on developing those abilities and putting processes in place today to ensure you can properly assess production without looking over anyone’s shoulder.
2.Regularly Inconclusive Meetings and Talks
Team meetings are meant to help the organisation leaders reach a consensus and work for the general benefit of the company. As a result, businesses should have an agenda and a deadline for the outcome or a list of steps to be taken when planning meetings that demand a result. Set a time limit for the meeting, a limit on the number of participants expected to participate in the process, and a deadline for a decision. Teams will be energised and productivity will rise as a result of a shortened decision-making process.
3.More Interviews with One Person than Required When Hiring
Recruitment process is one of the most critical processes for a business. During these trying times and the adoption of virtual systems, it has become increasingly difficult for businesses to hire efficiently. As a result, if your business takes an extended period for conducting and interviewing prospects, then you should look into that. It could mean that your hiring process is inefficient and might even overlook some potentially good hires. Update your IT system and infrastructure to match the modern times and fix the broken processes. And ensure that the new systems are capable of handling the tasks efficiently in remote scenarios as well.
4.Team Building Activities Do Not Excite the Team Members
Team development activities such as bowling, rock climbing, and karaoke provide ‘cultural theatre,’ but they have never solved workflow or cohesiveness issues. Instead, establish the method via which you want your teams to collaborate. Have a set of rules, objectives, and expectations. Changes that will affect employees should be communicated; otherwise, unexpected will cause problems. Create a method for identifying and resolving conflict, as well as a feedback management procedure.
5.Pushing the Employees Beyond the Expectations
The business is yours and the company is yours. As a result, it is inevitable that you will be more excited, energized, and passionate about your businesses. However, it would be foolish to expect the same from your employees. They will not be able nor willing to work 8 hours a day continuously for your business. Back-to-back meetings will only exhaust your workforce and will not guarantee results. Hence, it is advisable that you stop trying to push your employees beyond expectations.
Good leadership will always remain critical to the business’ success. As a result, business leaders should take a note of these top business concerns. Good leadership in the current times mean those that can survive and adapt to the new times as fast as possible.