Over the last few months, many organizations and their employees have seen their management skills, such as leadership, planning and decision-making, profoundly tampered with. At the beginning of the year the vaccines came, but we immediately realized that this would not allow us to quickly return to the old reality. The reality in which we felt we could predict the following week, at least.
Faced with this context, there is a pattern in management behaviour that risks repeating itself compared to previous months: “We’ll see how the next 15 days go, in the meantime maybe we’ll organize a remote session to make the team feel better!” – in other words, carrying out one-off remote activities that may not be enough to change behavior.
It’s essential to definitively accept that this is the new reality in which we live and adjust management measures accordingly, as many organizations have already done.
Some decided very early on in this pandemic that the development of their people would never again be done systematically in person, in training rooms, and designed comprehensive distance learning programs. They ensured stability in the development of their people’s skills by opting for a continuity program rather than a one-shot session.
Other organizations have definitely changed their investment plans in terms of infrastructure, considering the new reality of remote working as effective and permanent. Still others have identified new markets here, such as internationalization, for example.
If this is the reality we know today and it will continue, doesn’t it make sense to have a remote continuity program and not just a one-off session?
A continuity program that helps teams become more cohesive, or a regular remote training program so that we can once again have high-performance teams, or even regular remote monitoring of leadership to support decision-making and steering of management plans. This will be one of our goals for 2021, to help our clients prosper by defining “their own certainties” and helping them to identify new opportunities in this context.