Business leaders are looking to adopt a ‘hub and spoke’ office model as more of their staff work from home. The hub & spoke model refers to a more flexible workspace and working style allowing employees to work from either their city hub or a dedicated, strategic spoke location – including more regional workspaces.
Your emotional wake is powerful. It has the power to disrupt and destabilize. But it also has the power to galvanize and energize people, and it really is in your control.
The impact of the Covid-19 lockdown of businesses and government will be felt for many years to come. Even pre-Covid-19 digitization has been transforming all aspects of our lives. These changes were both technological and cultural.
The lack of meaning presents two problems in learning. First, learning requires an emotional attachment to new information. Without this, new information is likely to have a very low retention level. Second, critical thinking in real life always has an emotional connotation.
There is a new division of labor on the horizon when we look at the future of work. Soon, complex organizational hierarchies that mark the relationship between employer and employee may be a thing of the past.
Given the unprecedented level of stress we’ve all been under with Covid-19, it’s important to recognise and practise the type of communications techniques that are useful to help diffuse potential conflicts in both our personal and professional lives.
Business risks, innovation, customer engagement and the need to become truly “omnichannel” will be critical factors in adapting to the new normal.
We need to look beyond skills and competency building and include the deeper foundations of mindset and cognitive agility.
Training must be integrated into everyday work rather than being completely separated from it.