It’s September, the start of the new school year and back to work is looking a little different than usual. Over the past 18 months we have seen leaders adapt their styles to manage remote teams. Now as we enter another phase, leaders are asking how do I lead in a hybrid work environment, what do I need to focus on to be an amazing leader in this new world of work?
As the light at the end of the tunnel gets closer and closer, there is a lot of “buzz” around offices and in social circles about where people want to go for their vacation and submitting their vacation requests. With restrictions being lifted and more of the population being vaccinated there is a lot of pent-up demand for travel.
Creative perks can make a company a fun place to work, but this past year, many of the nation’s top employers swapped the fully stocked fridges and the in-office fraps with mental health days and subscriptions to wellness apps.
The pandemic has changed how we work, where we live, and how we socialize. But not all the shifts wrought by the virus are external. It has also probably changed your personality, psychologists say.
To promote more trust in virtual and hybrid teams, pro-social leadership behaviours like empathy and compassion, for example, have been found to release the feel-good neurochemicals in the brain, like oxytocin.
That four-letter word — l-o-v-e — can be off-putting in the business world, but not so much for leaders, founders, executives, and entrepreneurs operating from the heart.