If you are anything like us, you are constantly fielding requests at work. From formal requests to informal asks, there is always something ‘urgent’ that requires your immediate attention. However, it is impossible to attend to every single one of them. But, in a close knit society like a work team, saying No can be a tricky art to master. How do you decide which request to say no to? Which ones to prioritise? And how do you communicate the same without adversely impacting nter-personal relationships?
Navigating the unprecedented pandemic era meant that leaders had to express compassion at every stage, and be lenient with deadlines and employee performances.
But, now with the restrictions slowly lifting across many parts of the world, leaders have a new problem at hand. They are now wondering how to balance compassion for their team members with effective accountability. The good news is, these don’t need to be mutually exclusive. Here are 5 ways leaders can manage both, effectively.
Managing people is never easy, but the job of a leader becomes even more difficult when team members are openly hostile to each other. And, often, managers struggle to find the right way to help resolve such issues among their direct reports.
A recent meta-analysis survey on the effectiveness of diversity training programs smashed the prevalent perception that diversity training does not work. It shows that with adequate target awareness and skill development, such programs can bring about effective and long term behavioural changes within an organisation. So, how do leaders tackle the issue of enabling effective diversity in the work place?
For most organisations, the pandemic brought to surface unexpected talent, creativity, and resilience. Many mid-level employees stepped up and took charge of the situation. They handled the unexpected challenges with unprecedented creativity and a strong bias for action. These entrepreneurial team members have really changed the game for everyone, everywhere.
However, with the situation normalising across the board, leaders are facing a new challenge.
I learnt things the hard way and this blog is an attempt to reflect on the mistakes I made while collecting feedback for online game-based learning courses and gamified content. In my experience this holds true regardless of the type of content – gamified, storified, serious games, elearning, microlearning or nanolearning. If you are an online learning designer or just someone who is learning using online courses, I hope you add to my points and further help me and other learning designers become better.
The organizations and the L&D ecosystems, worldwide, are witnessing an unprecedented shift in operational practices. And these changes bring a host of new trends and leadership practices for leaders to adapt to, and cope up with. Let’s take a look at the top 6 for this year.