Anyone who has been working in a traditional workplace for the past decade can see how much it’s changed. The world of work is evolving, and we’re also evolving with it. Who is behind these changes? The leaders of the future. Did you know that a recent study revealed that 58% of managers received no management training.
This statistic indicates that many of the managers and supervisors in traditional workplaces don’t actually know what they’re doing, and they might be holding us back. In modern times, most people end up leaving their position because they’re unhappy with leadership. It just goes to show that the right leader can bring out the best in a workplace and in the individuals on each team. Let’s dive deeper into the human workplace perspective.
First, let’s talk about what a human workplace even is. In some workplaces today, the employees just feel like another cog in the wheel. Their work isn’t valued, and they’re worried that they’re just replaceable.
A human workplace is one where people are valued as individuals. Every worker has something positive to contribute, and they’re not just a number in a sea of workers. The employees of today what a purpose. According to a recent report, 75% of thriving employees agree that their company has a sense of purpose that resonates with their own personal values. As an employer or leader, your purpose matters.
Next, what changes can you expect to see in the workplace? You can probably already see some of these changes in your work environment right now, but even more change is close on the horizon. Here are the top changes coming to the modern workplace:
What does it take to be a leader today? In order to adapt to all of the changes above, we need leaders who are up for a new array of challenges. As older generations begin to leave the workplace, we are welcoming a new group of leaders who belong to new generations such as Millennials and Generation Z.
How do today’s leaders differ from the past leaders? Today’s leaders have to lead with compassion, understanding, and empowerment. They bring up others with them, don’t micromanage, and build trust with their workers. They’re the type of leaders who evoke loyalty within the company.
Here are today’s leaders key characteristics:
Are you ready to enter this new era of the workplace? If you’re still living in the past, you’re likely to be left behind. Consumers and workers alike are demanding more of the businesses they support and work for. It’s time to welcome change.
The leaders of today and tomorrow are our future great leaders. They know times are changing, and they’re ready to change too.