HR has been forced to rethink their roles within the organization and are constantly crafting new strategies to keep up with demands to improve the professional development and well-being of their workforce. What kind of benefits does flexible working bring, how can employee learning and development remain a priority as organizations work remotely in rapidly evolving times, and what are some employee and employer concerns that HR should consider?
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Since March, you haven’t had to get “properly” dressed, stand on a crowded bus, get stuck in traffic, wait in line for your lunch order, or make small talk with colleagues. Indeed, since these global lockdowns were put into place, you’ve been working comfortably from home – and yet you’re finding yourself completely exhausted at the end of each workday, even more so than before you were told to stay at home. This is what’s now recognized, worldwide, as “Zoom Fatigue.”
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Write the word “executive” and the adjective “busy” is likely to be in close proximity. That’s the nature of the modern workplace. Modern managers – including L&D professionals – tend to be so busy that there’s little time for them to think.
To be an effective leader requires many skills. These will be found in different proportions, depending on the sort of effective leader you are. Yet one skill area in which every effective leader – of whatever type – must excel, is communication. The first step to improving anything about yourself, including your communication skills, is to take what you already do to the highest level.
The renowned management guru, Peter Drucker, once wrote that since “the purpose of business is to create a customer; the business enterprise has two basic functions: marketing and innovation. Marketing and innovation produce results. All the rest are merely costs.”
As workforces become increasingly globalized, cross-border communication has become a critical challenge for HR teams to address. According to a survey conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), people management is among the top current challenges for senior and C-level executives, second only to slow growth in key markets.
Almost all organisations (98%) who participated in the 4th Annual Speexx Exchange survey in December 2015 agreed that good communications are ‘very important’ or ‘important’ for the success of their business. Almost a quarter (24%) thought intercultural differences had a negative impact, while 21% cited lack of foreign language skills among employees.