In the last few years, the workplace has undergone a dynamic shift. Baby boomers are retiring and millennials are filling out the bulk of the workforce. Manger-employee dynamics, a wider focus on collaboration, more flexibility, and hybridity across the board—are all elements of the ever-evolving job market.
If you’re in a leadership position, you may have already adapted, but there’s always an opportunity to refine your approach and get even further ahead of the curve. In this article, we’ll discuss tips to affect positive change in your leadership role.
Get Used to Change
If you’re feeling comfortable, thinking you’re on top of things, dash that notion from your head. As technology continues to change how business is done, business practices should continue to grow with it.
That means you need to get comfortable with constant change. Learn to thrive with it. As a leader, one of your biggest functions is to expect change—by listening to the market and your employees—and pivot as needed. Embrace flexibility and creativity in your staff.
Become Allergic to Stagnancy
The reason constant change is good is that it leads to growth. Not to mention, it’s been the natural order of things the whole time. While the universe around has been expanding, many companies have remained stuck in their rigid ways. For some, this has led to their downfall.
Creating a company culture that rewards innovation is your key role in this new management era. Because it will make the workplace more exciting for your workers. And it will give them an outlet for creative thinking.
According to The Center for Creative Leadership, “Leadership is no longer just for individual leaders at the top.” A designated decision maker will always be needed to focus the direction of a workforce. But making a decentralized decision-making machine out of your team will take the onus off of you to have be the smartest person in the building.
The business giants of old understood this concept, and it’s coming back around. Outstanding leaders know how to use the top talent around them. Nobody wants to work for the next Steve Jobs—they want a chance to be their own version of Steve Jobs in whatever role they find themselves in.
A company’s best resource is its people. Investing in their health, wellness, and education is most important. A people-centric approach to management and business is crucial to thriving in this developing landscape. If you’ve adapted to the changing workplace and are ready to recruit quality candidates, reach out to SVS today!