This is a guest post by Peter C. Atherton, P.E.
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Like most large-scale systemic events, March 2020 gave “official birth” to a new era of work and life — one with new rules, new ways of thinking, and lots of big change.
Among the change we’ve all seen and experienced for several years now, there have been a number of major “shifts.”
These shifts have already altered the workplace, marketplace, and recruiting space.
These shifts have also fundamentally changed the way we must lead and develop our teams and organizations if we want to sustainably grow and prosper in this new era — and do so making a real difference and not burning out. All of which is possible, should we choose to design for it.
“These shifts have fundamentally changed the way we must lead and develop our teams and organizations if we want to sustainably grow and prosper in this new era.”— Peter C. Atherton, P.E.
The four major shifts are listed here, and each is described further below:
- The redefinition of winning
- The shift of work from “place” to “space”
- The shift to what I call the “third way”
- The shift of performance from manager to teams and team success
The first two are more societal shifts and the second two are strategic and tactical shifts that we must make in response as leaders and organizations.