Future of Work

We have all seen the 5-10 tips on how to lead in a remote world. While those are good, we have a new long-term reality that needs an immediate and different kind of attention.

Many people have adjusted to working from home throughout the last 6 months. Research shows that productivity is up. Will that last? Here are some factors that we need to consider as we embark on a new year:

  • According to PwC, 2/3’s of all companies are shifting how they generate revenue by altering their product and services mix. For example, this requires changes to marketing, product and services support teams, sales approach and messaging, and a new or updated company strategy.
  • In regard to this new strategy, how do we engage our employees to build excitement and align to execute the business’ objectives? What is the cost if we fail? Will the workforce focus on busy-work or value-driven results?  
  • Leadership has navigated as best they can in this new world. However, they often don’t have enough time, experience, or necessary skills to mobilize their team to achieve the optimal outcome.
  • Stress levels are increasing for many and will have a growing impact on the way we work as well as employee engagement and health.

So, what do we do? Create a holistic approach, incorporating the human elements of performance, and align them with the company’s functional and individual objectives. This allows for a stable and passionate workforce that produces strong results.

SolomonEdwards’ framework includes the elements below:

Employee Engagement Roadmap:

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