Management Belief #4: Change brings opportunities for growth
Change is inevitable in any organisation. As a manager, it’s important to view change with a positive mindset rather than resist it. Adaptable managers embrace change and look for ways to leverage it to improve their teams and processes. They believe change brings opportunities for growth.
Management Belief #3: A solutions focus wins
When faced with problems or setbacks, it can be easy for managers to get bogged down analysing what caused the issue. However, while understanding the root cause is important, effective managers believe they need to quickly shift their focus to identifying solutions.
Management Belief #2: You can’t do everything yourself
Top managers believe that they cannot do everything themselves. To be effective leaders, they must collaborate with others both inside and outside their organisation. Collaboration allows managers to draw on the diverse skills, experiences, and perspectives of various stakeholders.
Managers Belief #1: Work life balance brings productivity and morale.
An effective manager believe that employees have lives outside of work. Supporting a healthy work-life balance for staff leads to more engaged and productive employees. Managers should avoid promoting a culture of overwork and make sure people don’t feel pressured to put in excessive hours at the expense of their personal lives.
Leveraging Lewin’s Three-Stage Model for Effective Organisational Change
Developed in the 1940s by psychologist Kurt Lewin, the Three-Stage Change Model remains one of the most popular and practical models for understanding organisational change. The three stages provide a simple but powerful framework for leaders to follow when implementing changes.
Recreating the Benefits of Colocation in a Hybrid Work Era
In today's hybrid work world, can organisations still achieve the performance gains that came from colocating key departments? This post examines proven strategies to recreate colocation benefits across distributed teams.
The Power of Colocation
Physically bringing complementary teams together has long been a go-to for boosting productivity.
The Shrinking Workforce – Why Psychological Safety Matters More Than Ever
The workforce is shrinking. With baby boomers retiring and lower birth rates, companies are facing a shortage of talent. At the same time, employees today have higher expectations for fulfilment and work-life balance. This combination makes retaining top talent more critical than ever.
The Power of Small Kindnesses
It's easy to feel overwhelmed these days. The news is full of divisiveness and negativity. Social media floods us with critical comments. The world feels harsh.
In times like these, small acts of kindness can make a big difference. A kind word to a stressed coworker.
Why your management interpersonal skills are going to be a major differentiator in a world of robotics and AI
As technology continues to advance at a rapid pace, robots and artificial intelligence are taking over more routine and repetitive tasks in the workplace. While this leads to greater efficiency and productivity, it also means that uniquely human skills are becoming even more valuable for managers and leaders.
The Future of Work is Remote (and Hybrid): An Update for 2023
The remote work genie is out of the bottle. With tens of millions having experienced the benefits of working from home, it will be difficult for companies to mandate a complete return to physical offices. Employees expect and demand location flexibility in positions where it's possible.