Leading employees from afar was just one of many challenges that workplace managers had to tackle these past 12 months.
Business groups and managers are girding for workplace disruptions if a pro-union bill becomes law. The Protecting the Right to Organize Act—would impact their workplaces by bringing the most significant changes to U.S. labor law since the 1935 National Labor Relations Act.
Most managers have a healthy sense of confidence and ambition. But those traits alone won’t get you far in your first management role if you can’t lead employees. That’s why an assessment of five key management traits is key before day one on the job. And it’s up to the new manager to make that assessment. “Brand-new managers should take the time to be measured in their approach,” said Rhiannon Gibbs, director at U.K.-based Ad Esse, a management consulting firm. “Often, new managers think they have something to prove, so they jump quickly into their first big initiative with little or no understanding of how things operate in the workplace and what problems need solving.”
With the world turned upside down by COVID-19 and with managers working at home with more time, perhaps, to reflect on their career journey, now is a good time to ask business leaders two simple questions: “Who inspired you to launch a career in management?” and “Why?” That’s exactly what we did, and management leaders were quick to respond. Here’s what they had to say.
What better opportunity is there to demonstrate emotional intelligence than during the interviewing and candidate selection process?
Data show that the shift to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic has been largely successful in maintaining productivity, but most employers still believe that returning to the office is the best path forward for maintaining a strong organizational culture. But is that true?