Human-centered leadership is putting people first, regarding their environment, social relationships, and state of mind. To do so, a leader must be aware of the situation at hand and be able to be decisive despite upcoming uncertainty.
During the pandemic, only those leaders who investigated at operational level were able to successfully acknowledge the vulnerability of their employees (and themselves). Their teams were involved in planning decisions from the beginning, so they performed better at their tasks.
Companies should consider a major restructuring of the Human Resources’ manifesto which is relevant and applicable in the modern workplace. From highlighting the importance of delegation, to implementing agile methodologies; all these new principles must be embraced by the workforce mindset at all levels to standardize a more autonomous, self-aware, and reliable way of working.