RE-THINK and RE-START
The Pandemic is not only bringing a lot of negative consequences to organisations, teams and people but also about how organisations are governed and led.
We need now to restart and rethink the way we work, especially for CEOs.
Now when working-from-home will be the new norm its changing many roles in the organisations. One role that will have to change the most is the CEO. Now and in the future a CEO needs to learn how to listen to the organisation and not so much “see” what is going on and judge how co-workers perform at the office. This new situation is demanding completely new ways to lead organisations.
Figure 1: New ways to lead…
This is a unique opportunity to find new and creative innovative solutions. It’s time to change. It is time to restart and rethink.
The following questions needs to be answered:
When addressing the needs either they are outspoken or not outspoken it is very important to understand the difference between needs, wants and wishes.
Figure 2: Who will become your NEW customer?
Redefining the business landscape and see where can I take my organisation to grow faster and bolder. The aim is to find new areas for doing business and also to find new customers who has those needs. Aim for at least 10x numbers.
In order for enabling the CEO to challenge his/ her own leadership style one could start by answering many questions, here are some:
Questions for CEOs to reflect on to help calibrate their aspirations include:
As CEOs begin to seize the unique opportunities at hand to recalibrate their co-workers, team, and company operating models, they should reflect on the following questions:
OK, good start here is some more questions to answer:
By reflecting on the following questions, CEOs can use this moment as an opportunity to recalibrate how they show up every day:
Aspire, Challenge and Become will be key in mining out the Best Way Forward. Since so much changes have been forced on to us all. The CEO needs to coach co-workers so that they can get a better and deeper understanding of the current situation and that what was normal will never ever come back.
Many co-workers may be thinking that after a while we will go back to how it was before the Pandemic. Therefore the CEO needs to do a conscious, deliberate choice to adjust co-workers expectations to include “to be” as well as “to do” considerations. This will have as a consequence how the CEO and Executive Management Team select, train, coach, recognize, and reward old leaders and appoint new leaders.
As CEOs decide how to make this shift permanent, together with the Executive management team, should consider the following:
Best Way Forward (BWF)
The aim is to learn how to run an organisation that will be working part-time in the office and part-time from home.
The role that will be challenged the most is the CEO role in finding the Best Way Forward.
Are you, as a CEO, ready for this challenge?
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