Megan Motto | CEO, The Governance Institute
How to remain an effective Leader
We can all agree so much has changed in the last few months, we’re almost in a completely new workforce. With all the moving parts, and unpredictability, have you thought about the roles of Management and Leadership?
Traditional ways of working are a trait of the past. Leaders walking the shop floor, and morning stand ups are replaced by home offices and technology. How do we become more effective managers now that everything is virtual?
It’s actually nothing new, explains Megan Motto, CEO of The Governance Institute. Sophisticated managers have been using different frameworks to manage productivity for a while now. “Presenteeism” holds no value anymore as productivity is not measured by “bums on seats” but outcomes and outputs. How? With tools and resources available at our fingertips.
The initial cultural shift was actually pre-covid, from closed offices and cubicles to open plan work places and now online, managers and leaders have learnt the key is in trusting your employees, and switching towards an Emotional Intelligence hiring and retention process.
Governance – The same rules apply!
Diving further into how specifically governance has been affected over the last few months, Megan points out that it has been somewhat overlooked when moving into the virtual space.
Although now working digitally, the same rules apply – scenario planning, risk control, cash flow experiments are all crucial to business compliance. Noting that you still have a duty of care to your employees irrespective of where they are situated.
In most cases, moving to zoom has made meetings shorter and sharper, but making sure they are minuted and monitored appropriately so there is validity around the decisions is essential.
Feeling further away or actually closer to those you meet with? Video conferencing and working from home has unlocked a new insight to the world of your acquaintances. It’s important as a leader to ensure you are balancing the social interaction around the edges of formal zoom meetings.
In a disconnected community, people are seeking connection. With anything and everything at the otherside of a search bar, people are looking for curated information and keen to upskill.
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