by Kevin Eikenberry
I’m sometimes called an expert, and while that’s gratifying, it is also humbling. Why? Because experts in any field, when asked to look into the future, are not usually very accurate. So when I am asked what the future of work will look like, or what will be required for success in a post-pandemic workplace, I state right up front: I do not know with 100% certainty. What I do know is we are on a journey, and while we at Remote Leadership Institute don’t have all the answers, we do see further down the road than most people do.
The need for context on our journey
While a GPS is a wonderful tool – it provides you no context. Have you ever looked back on the last four turns that your Maps app gave you and saw there was a different and perhaps more direct route you could have taken? The problem isn’t with the tool, it’s just that it doesn’t always provide a big enough picture to give you a full view of your journey.
If you are going on a trip, wouldn’t you rather go with someone who has the latest tools, has seen and can read a road map, and has adjusted their headlights to best see through the fog?
While we have all been on this journey of working through the pandemic, we at Remote Leadership Institute have been on this path longer (we founded the Remote Leadership Institute in 2014, and I’ve led a hybrid team for over a decade). We have been looking forward to a post-pandemic future of work ever since the pandemic started.
Focusing on the Future
While we have been and will continue to be focused on providing you with the best insights and ideas, tools and technologies, principles and practices, over the next several weeks we are ramping up our efforts. Between now and the end of September we will be posting new articles more often here, with weekly videos, some special free offers, and a weekly live (which you can watch on LinkedIn, Facebook, or YouTube, culminating with a special event (also free) that we will be announcing soon.
What will we be talking and sharing about over the next few weeks?
Here is just a sample…
- Preventing the tide of talent loss
- Attracting the best and brightest (and best fits)
- Onboarding now and in the future
- Understanding the skills that will matter more in a post-pandemic world
- Assessing team and leader readiness
- Understanding technology – including some new tools you might need
- Dealing with and improving mental health during these uncertain times
- Creating the mindsets you need and the culture you want
- And lots more.
Getting a glimpse of a post-pandemic workplace
Yes, if you come back here regularly you will see much of this – but may forget to return or miss something. But if you are interested in what the future of work will look like for your organization and want a glimpse on how to create and succeed in it, sign up for our Future of Work Newsletter. It will help you work and lead more effectively in this new world of work – the post-pandemic workplace…and we offer it at no cost to you.