Last week in the U.S., the CDC announced that fully vaccinated people “can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic.[i]” Does that mean everything can go back to “normal”? And if so, can we as individuals go back to the way we were? The truth is all of us will have different reactions to what has happened over the past 14 months — and to what lies ahead. So much of what we have learned and discussed about leadership over the past year will continue to be relevant as leaders take on this next transition back to normalcy. So, while we might be ready to ditch the restrictions, let’s make sure to hold on to some of the important lessons we’ve learned along the way.
At Insight Experience, we have used a hybrid working model since our inception. We have had 20 years of experience in building a cohesive and productive team of employees — those who drive into our home office and those with a spot on the map that is far from it. As vaccination rates continue to rise in the U.S. and around the world, many companies have started the process of preparing for a hybrid work environment. For some companies, this is a new and even somewhat daunting state of affairs.
How do companies retain and nurture the talent of Gen Z? The answer: Offer interactive opportunities for learning.
Empathetic leadership has never been so essential. Although it is up for debate if empathetic leadership can truly be “taught,” it can certainly be practiced and refined. Experiential learning — and, specifically, team-based business simulations — are a unique approach to help leaders understand and practice empathetic leadership.
2020 was a tumultuous year, and with tumultuous times comes great learning.
Virtual Leadership is the new norm. What are the skills, attributes, and key considerations for leading in a virtual setting? What do leaders need to do differently in a virtual environment? How does leadership change when team are working remote?
December 2020 looks and feels shockingly similar to March 2020. Covid-19 cases are yet again on the rise, most people are working from home, and social distancing is still mandated. Now there are fewer daylight hours and winter weather is limiting outdoor activities that were a joy and release for many this summer. Time with friends and family that usually happens this time of year is going to be very different, if it can happen at all. As we enter our 10th month of battling Covid-19, many people are beginning to experience Pandemic Fatigue: a shared exhaustion from dealing with the virus, and subsequent restrictions and stresses.