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Why community matters in the new world of work

Connection. It might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about organisational and business priorities today. Here’s why that’s about to change. Senior leaders at top organisations have a lot on their minds. Finding and keeping needed talent, anticipating and getting ahead of skills gaps, enabling more rapid and effective decision making, staying aligned but moving fast, and balancing today’s productivity against tomorrow’s performance. The frustration of (still) not having a good answer to the question of “what version of hybrid, remote, or in-person will meet the needs of the business and the workforce?” looms large. Whether your concerns focus around the siloes multiplying across your functions, the overwhelming challenge of planning and forecasting against a supply chain upended seemingly every day, or the discontent and disengagement spreading across your teams, these challenges share much in common: 

The rapid pace of change and almost constant shaping and reshaping of the business environment.
The complex and evolving challenges and impossibility of clear-cut answers.
The degree to which organisational/business success rests on the agility, resourcefulness, resilience, and fortitude of leaders and workers. 

Addressing these top-of-mind concerns will require empowering and tapping into the power of people. Yet, the common contributing factor is the fact of an unwell, burnt-out, and distrustful workforce where people often feel disconnected from one another and their social institutions, including their places of work. Connection, or the lack of it, is both the root cause and solution. Across the workforce, a connection crisis is brewing. Addressing these top-of-mind concerns will require empowering and tapping into the power of people. Yet, the common contributing factor is the fact of an unwell, burnt-out, and distrustful workforce where people often feel disconnected from one another and their social institutions, including their places of work. Connection, or the lack of it, is both the root cause and solution. Across the workforce, a connection crisis is brewing. 

Developing Change Leaders and Change Agents who are equip with the skills can make a huge difference to the productivity, innovation and being recognised as an employer of choice. 

 

Contact us now to develop the skills your leadership team and future leaders Michelle Chafin michelle@engineroombi.com