The pandemic challenged top executives greatly. However, this will not stop anytime soon as the post-pandemic landscape has not eased down the organisational transformation worldwide; it has only propelled it forward.
Organisations are currently trying to navigate the world of hybrid work, which has faced them with the challenge of adapting to a stretched and spread-out workforce, whether within the same country or globally. The most significant obstacle is ensuring that the employees are only divided in physical distance yet unified in their communication and collaboration.
As to minimise the cons and maximise the pros of having a remote workforce, companies need to maintain a constant connection with their teams and create a robust resource library. They must create an infrastructure for organisation-wide communication and provide consistent solutions that give all employees the same capabilities.
Organisations that have accepted the realities of remote and hybrid work over the past year and embrace it moving forward are the ones who will benefit most.
This is due to their head start in investing in the needed resources and organisational changes to accommodate the needs of the remote workforce, putting in place the required infrastructure, and digitalising all of their assets. These cultures which have thrived on empowering the workforce will continue to do so as they move towards a hybrid work landscape.
Top executives have needed to re-evaluate their approach to work, as the modern workplace is no longer what it used to be. With a new workforce dynamic comes a need for a new business model which accommodates it.
Top executives must prioritise the need for adaptability and flexibility within the remote, hybrid environment, including technologies that enhance it. With remote work proving to be a long-term trend rather than a fad that the pandemic has brought on, top executives need to embrace this to survive it.
Top executives are expected to deal with challenges in a more composed manner. However, it is vital to keep in mind that, while they are to set an example for others, they are only human. The stresses of the shift towards constant online communication rather than face-to-face interactions have affected everyone.
This can be done by ensuring that their day is not spent on back-to-back meetings, incorporating in-person interactions, and taking breaks from a long day of accumulating responsibilities.
With digitalisation becoming the top priority for businesses everywhere, the role of technology leaders has exponentially increased in value. They are the captains steering the ship’s strategy towards the future structure of the workplace.
As they become increasingly more central to the operation of the global professional landscape, technology leaders must work closely with and report directly to the top executive to streamline processes and simplify the move towards a small structure. This is likely to persist on a long-term basis as the world gravitates towards technological advancement.
- Organisations are trying to navigate the world of hybrid work, which has stretched and spread-out the workforce.
- The most significant obstacle is ensuring employees are only divided in distance yet unified in collaboration.
- Companies need to maintain constant connection with teams and create a robust resource library.
- Top executives have re-evaluated their approach to work, as the modern workplace is no longer what it used to be.
- Stresses of the shift towards online communication rather than face-to-face have affected everyone.
With digitalisation becoming a priority, the role of technology leaders has increased as they steer the ship’s strategy towards the future workplace.