Government measure to curb the Covid-19 pandemic have pushed millions to work remotely across the GCC, resulting in unprecedented changes to the way we work and conduct business.
Limitations have impacted the region amidst its digital transformation, and daily HR practices have been subjected to extensive revamp – from hiring, to progress tracking, and reporting.
But, with digital infrastructure rapidly sheltering the process of telecommuting, and day-to-day activities coming back to normal, the following question remains largely unanswered:
How is leadership implemented across the board during telecommuting?
Read our best tips that will help you as a leader to pull it through during this period.
Resilience and Adaptability
In times of transition, leaders must not only show resiliency, but also adaptability to all conditions. The best leaders safeguard their employees by complying with the ever-changing environment. Adaptable leaders not only need to be honest, but deliberate and reliable. People follow those they trust. These leaders build their resiliency factor to ensure collaborative nature of working as the remote world of working greatly depends on this. As the world moves offices online, those in charge are ready to mobilize their workspace.
Empathy in Mobility
Although remote work has proven to be more productive to employees over the years, it does come with its challenges. Not all employees have the same comfort and working conditions, therefore showing empathy and understanding is crucial in telecommuting. Transitions are not easy for anyone and knowing our leaders have a firm grasp in understanding this is a relief.
Mobility requires alignment of expectations and actions. Leaders who are equipped for transition understand the importance of organizational alignment. They openly communicate the actual challenges in telecommuting and transition, while fully trusting all hands will be onboard with the alignment of objectives. This skill comes in handy in times of change.
When change is required, we underestimate how vital crisis management is. Even if the transition is not an emergency in nature, people are not programmed to easily transition. This is a great learning curve for leaders and their opportunity to put their expertise to the test. Great leaders take what they know and use it, while openly learning new skills to slide into the telecommuting transition seamlessly. No leader is born knowing how to lead; these skills are learned. Those who understand this take the time to invest in learning to prepare themselves for all scenarios.
Continuous Learning and Improvement
Leaders who are dedicated to their continuous improvement are more prone to flexible and reliable approaches. They are leaders the people turn to with hope, respect and trustworthiness. The constant need to improve makes good leaders great, especially in times of transition.
This is a great time to turn to a mentor for guidance and coaching to identify blind spots and gain personal insights.
The subject of leadership in remote working environments is fairly new to global organizations, and uncertainty is likely to strike even among senior leaders.
A proactive approach that assesses the change and equips leaders with beneficial acumen is usually based on coaching and training.
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