10 Nov THE FUTURE OF WORK IS HERE: HAVE YOU MADE THESE CHANGES?
The future of work is here, and new workforce trends and innovations continue to emerge every day. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, business leaders are also looking to adapt best practices for this brave new world. Here, in the latest installment of our series recapping recent market research, we take a look at how several paradigms are shifting for executives and employees alike.
Topic: How to Create Better Work-Life Balance
Scenario: Business leaders are under constant stress and duress and working longer hours than ever – they need ways to decompress and unwind amid the ongoing chaos.
Insight: From implementing automation and outsourcing tools to purposefully blocking out downtime on your schedule, shifting work hours to early times of day when distractions are minimal, setting hard stop times for yourself, maintaining two separate phones for work and life, etc. there are many strategies that can help you carve out more time for yourself.
Topic: 10 Questions You Need to Be Asking Employees Right Now
Scenario: Senior leaders know that they need to check in with employees, who may be stressed and down, but asking “How’s it going?” is often a good way to get a stock “Good” answer. There are better questions you can ask to see how things are going, and help support your staff.
Insight: Inquiring about areas where employees could use assistance, business strategies they think could use reexamining, opportunities your firm might be exploring, whether folks feel their ideas and voices are being heard, etc. may offer more actionable insights for you as a business leader, and provide a better sense of where you can offer greater help, feedback, and support.
Topic: How to Get More Done in Less Time
Scenario: Executives are strapped for time and resources – but there are many clever hacks and shortcuts you can take in business to turbo-charge your efforts to scale and grow an organization.
Insight: Technology, cloud tools, and off-the-shelf turnkey solutions, as well as various online platform and community strategies, can help you find solutions for many common challenges in minutes, and radically multiply the number of insights and resources available to you. These solutions can act as time- and effort-saving accelerants that can get you where you’re going way faster.