As we grow and change as a society, the way we grow and change in our businesses has to change as well. Things that worked in the early ’00s most likely aren’t going to work during times like these. Today we are going to be looking at some leadership strategies to watch out for in 2022.
Being on the tail end of COVID-19, people have realized that they can no longer work until they burn themselves out. The Great Resignation was a big proponent of that. The world seemed like it was ending, and we were still at home working until we couldn’t take it anymore.
Now that we have a depleted workforce, businesses are forced to reexamine how they look at their employees. Questions like “How can we make people better and healthier by working with us?” is an incredible question to ask. Employers have to think about how they can create environments to better serve their employees.
Real Data Around Hybrid Practices
Going off of what was discussed above, there’s something to be said about going to hybrid work. Some people are itching to get back into the office, and some people are dreading it. They’re finding they work better in the comfort of their own home, and that’s okay. Something employers need to do is look at how the office handles how and where their employees work, which can help bring in new employees. Being okay with some workers being fully remote means that you can hire from anywhere, and as long as they’re okay with the time difference, it’ll work. When thinking about moving to a permanent hybrid setting, be sure to look at the results: how much work is getting done, and is it good work? For a little while, it may be rocky, as is the transition to anything new. But a more flexible workplace only does more good in the long run.
A lull in the war for talent
Being in the aftermath of the Great Resignation, many employers are left fumbling to fill the voids left behind by the people who resigned. However, after a while, the resignations have to stop, and life has to continue on. People are going to be looking for jobs to sustain themselves, and as jobs become more flexible with how they treat their employees, people may be realizing that the people around them are all they have. This could lead to a lull in resignations, and people may start applying for jobs.
There are a number of uncertainties that lie ahead. These are just a few ways that we can be prepared for what happens later in the year.