Psychological Safety and the Critical Role of Leadership Development | McKinsey & Co

Leadership & Culture

Psychological safety (PS) is a term used to describe the belief that one won’t be rejected, embarrassed, or punished for speaking up or being themselves. And with studies showing that PS can promote risk-taking, innovation, and team performance, PS has become an important workplace topic–particularly during the pandemic where PS is more likely to be …

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Leadership’s Digital Transformation | MIT Sloan Management Review and Cognizant

Leadership & Culture

Digital forces continue to disrupt and transform every business sector. And with this disruption having far-reaching implications for how leaders lead, this 23-page report explains how digitally savvy workers’ expectations are reframing leadership challenges as traditional boundaries collapse. The study, which is based on a global survey of nearly 4,300 employees, from non-managers to CEOs …

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Will the C-suite Empty Out in 2021? | strategy + business

Leadership & Culture

Before COVID-19, the notion of work-life balance seemed unattainable for many executives consumed by their roles’ demands. But as the pandemic has led many executives to recapture aspects of their life (family, friends, health, etc.), many of them have reevaluated their work-life priorities. As vaccinations get deployed, and firms increasingly envision return-to-work plans, organizations will …

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Covid-19 Heightens the Leadership Gap | Harvard Business Corporate Learning

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The pandemic continues to transform aspects of business, work, and the workplace–presenting different and new demands on leaders. And as organizations seek to understand and prepare current and future leaders for these rapidly shifting requirements, this new 16-page report provides ideas for doing so. The survey found that leaders’ requirements in all industries have rapidly …

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Why You Should Apply Design Thinking to the Employee Experience | Strategy + Business

Leadership & Culture

Although the employee experience (EX) was a priority for many firms before the pandemic, the crisis has compelled organizations’ to rethink their EX as work, the workplace, and worker expectations continue to transform. And while the pandemic has created various challenges, this article posits that it has also created a once-in-a-generation opportunity to increase engagement …

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How External Factors Impact the Employee Experience | Gartner’s HR Leaders Monthly Magazine

Leadership & Culture

Few would dispute that the employee experience (EX) impacts several organizational outcomes of interest. And although many firms make a concerted effort to deliver a stellar EX throughout the employee life cycle, several external factors (outside of an organization’s control) impact the EX. These factors range from family, friends, technology, and as we all know …

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Getting Serious About Diversity: Enough Already With the Business Case | Harvard Business Review

Leadership & Culture

As Inclusion and Diversity (I&D) continue to be a focus of organizations, this HBR article argues that firms need to shift from articulating the business value of I&D to implementing impactful actions. The authors ask the question: Why should anyone need an economic rationale for affirming any group of human beings’ agency and dignity? Instead, they argue …

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How Companies Are Winning on Culture During COVID-19 | MIT Sloan Management Review

Leadership & Culture

Organizational culture is one of the most critical differentiators companies possess. And the pandemic has tested whether the cultural values that firms’ espouse have manifested themselves in terms of behaviors. In this ongoing analysis of 1.4 million employee-written reviews on Glassdoor, one theme that has emerged is that top firms’ employees were twice as likely …

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How Trust Considerations Influences Workplace Return Intentions | Deloitte Insights

Leadership & Culture

While we do not know when the pandemic will subside, many organizations continue to rethink, rebuild, and develop reentry strategies for their workforce. And as firms refine these plans, they should ask: How likely is it that workers even want to return? What should business leaders expect? How should workers’ intentions inform back-to-the-workplace plans? To help answer …

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Reimagine HR | LinkedInLive |Gartner

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Gartner recently (October 13 thru 15) conducted its virtual 2020 ReimagineHR conference. The conference’s primary theme is that the employee-employer relationship, or “employment deal,” continues to evolve in ways that require organizations to reimagine traditional assumptions of work and roles radically. In this 28-minute video clip from the conference, Brian Kropp (Distinguished VP, Research, and …

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