Our world is becoming more and more volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous; our current situation is just one example of this. Everyone from those in the c-suite to those on the front lines are being forced to adapt – and quickly. Of the many skills required to successfully do so, here are the top five leaders and individual contributors alike will benefit from:
Without communication from all levels during these times, anxiety, fear, and animosity can quickly seep into a company culture. That is why it is so critical to keep lines of communication open during times of great change and transition and encourage individuals at all levels to partake. Read the full guide to communication in the workplace here.
The most successful organizations during times of uncertainty are those in which every leader, team, and individual is accountable and delivers what they promise. Unfortunately, it can far too easy to get caught between intentions and results. To help avoid this, check out this guide for best practices you can implement.
During ambiguous times, teams of leaders and individual contributors are called on to get the necessary work done. Very rarely can one person do it all on their own. As such, leaders during uncertain times must be able to delegate projects and tasks quickly and appropriately to meet deadlines and fulfill objectives. If you are leading a team, this guide will help you delegate effectively.
Meetings are a pathway to getting urgent or important projects organized and complete, especially during uncertain times. Meetings are also essential for creating connection among colleagues, which is important during these times as when done well, they can positively affect morale, collaboration, and innovation. Read the full guide here to brush up on how to run truly effective meetings.
In uncertain and ambiguous times, priorities shift frequently. As such, time management skills and best practices will help you efficiently and effectively complete the most pressing tasks and projects that will positively benefit your team, clients, and organization. Read the full guide here to learn more.