Managers remain a critical variable for success as their role connects the strategic direction and the day to day operations within our organizations.
The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly begun to reshape the landscape of every major industry. Though the fundamental principles of management have not changed, the way we operationalize their core responsibilities will continue to evolve for the foreseeable future.
Therefore, managers will remain a critical variable for success as their role connects the strategic direction and the day to day operations within our organizations.
This insight podcast illuminates the following elements:
Stepping Across The Horizon
The landscape of our industries are changing. We must turn our attention to the horizon and begin to courageously interrogate reality. Now is the time to leverage organizational strengths and begin to define the new normal before it is defined for you. Managers needs to create an environment that allows for innovation and holistic thinking while being able to prioritize and execute new ideas that are within reach of the team or organization.
The Managers Role in an Evolving Organizational Culture
Managers are ideally seated between the strategic and operational components of an organization. As industry operating environments have become increasingly dynamic, they need to understand how to effectively navigate between these two distinct operating environments while being able to ensure continuity of operations.
Sustaining Operational Efficiency & Effectiveness
Managers will continue to be measured by operational efficiency and effectiveness. Though these variables remain consistent, you will need to review key performance indicators within your teams and larger organization community.
Managing Team Dynamics
The complexity of team dynamics will continue to be illuminated. In addition to the impact of changing landscapes in industry and organizational cultures, employees are carrying the weight of changes happening across their daily lives. Though they seem separate, their collective impact will surface within your team.
Employee Wellness & Balance
Where we once effectively separated work and home environments, they are now being blended due to the increase of virtual operations. Managers need to rethink how they manage stress, motivation, communication, and build trust within their teams and organizational community.