Are your managers properly equipped to cope with the transformative trends facing their role?

Harvard Business Review surveyed 3,049 knowledge workers and mangers and identified three disruptive, transformative trends that are turning the text book definition of ‘manager’ on its head.  

  • Normalization of remote work
  • Acceleration of the use of technology to manage employees
  • Employees changing expectations 

Tools To Navigate The New Landscape

What support and tools have you got in place to help the Managers in your organisation to navigate this new landscape?

Mainstreaming a hybrid workforce that works flexibly; and the rapid adoption of technology as the backbone of collaboration are highly topical subjects covered extensively in the media now.  

The New Breed of Empathetic Managers

The 3rd new factor acknowledges the need for a new breed of more empathetic managers, that weighs emotional wellbeing as heavily as output and productivity.  Increasingly, employees will expect (and seek out) managers that provide a greater level of emotional support.  

For many organisations, this priority shift will be difficult to navigate, especially if skills such as empathy have not previously been at the top of management hiring criteria.

As HBR puts it: “Midsize companies need to find solutions to develop more empathic managers without massive investments and continue to have those managers work rather than just manage.”

Facilitating Safe Communication and Feedback

WorkInConfidence has been partnering with HR departments, managers and employees for over 7 years to facilitate prompt, confidential and honest communication within the organisation.  

We strongly believe that the critical first step to any successful organisational change – be that in management culture or workstyle – begins by engaging all your employees and encouraging safe communication and feedback.   #Startbylistening

Protect: Anonymous Speak Up: A safe and secure way for your people to anonymously raise concerns via phone, tablet, or PC, ensuring you are aware of any workplace issues and can respond quickly and accordingly

Consolidated Case Management: A secure online place to record, track, update, and report on all speaking up matters, whether raised through WorkInConfidence or directly.

Surveys: Easily set up, run and interpret surveys on engagement, respect, wellness or other topics to ensure you always understand your people, their needs and motivations.

Discussion Boards: Demonstrate your commitment to collaboration with discussion boards to accelerate employee engagement and gain greater insights – anonymous if required.