Posted: 24th January 2023

New trends in Leadership and Management 2023 | Crescente

New trends in Leadership and Management 2023

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0:00 At present, we think 2023 will be remembered for sorting out the mess from recent global events and moving forward on some really big issues.

0:13 So really I think it’s going to be a year of two themes.

0:16 So the short term mop up and rebalancing workforces, supply chains, energy and finances and so on.

0:23 And then the middle and long term investment in developing future leaders, managers and teams with the skills that they’re going to need for the future.

0:31 So I’d like to walk through five trends with you for 2023 our first one is rebalancing flexible and hybrid workforces.

0:40 So as I just mentioned, fairly short term kind of immediate term goal.

0:43 This I think businesses have made flexible and hybrid working work to some degree, some businesses that we’re working with our fully returned to pre covid working patterns.

0:55 But now that’s having potentially a kind of causing a struggle to retain and recruit people because many because workforce expectations have fundamentally changed, other businesses have embraced hybrid working with flexibility and location and work days and times and hours and so on.

1:14 All they’ve tried to for some workers.

1:17 And so in some instances it’s created a sense of unfairness or created some kind of conflict or what have you.

1:22 So where training can help and where this is a trend for providing training for us is helping senior leaders to work out how they can get more productivity out of their workforce, but also balance the needs of kind of recruitment and and manage those expectations of of current and future people for their business.

1:46 Also we’ve been doing some skills stuff for managers in terms of just some practical skills in terms of developing having difficult conversations and and just kind of growing and developing skills in that area.

1:59 It’s always worth a revisit subject that comes up all the time.

2:02 We’ve also been doing some workshops for team members as well to help them think like managers, because while people are wanting that flexibility and while those expectations for the workforce have changed actually, it’s really important that they can empathize with the needs of the business productivity, motivation, commitment and and really kind of trying to foster that kind of ownership in in team members too.

2:23 So that’s our first trend, Our second trend for 2023 is kind of medium term I suppose is moving a little bit more to the medium and long term and that’s meticulous management through uncertainty.

2:35 So I think whatever your strategy for getting through the impending global recession and related challenges in your business, you need skilled managers to get you there unskilled managers and untrained managers.

2:47 And according to research, 70% of managers have had no training at all.

2:52 So it’s it’s not their fault as such, but it’s really a need for when we come across this all the time.

2:59 Obviously because the nature of our work, there’s a need for for up skilling people even with core skills and some of the technical skills for managers to and so their view managers are better able to make decisions, they’re better communicators.

3:14 They build trust, they build great teams.

3:16 So as a business owner or leader, make sure you’ve got confident and capable managers.

3:21 And I think it’s key to having a key is having a plan to develop people so you can get the best out of quick training fixes like online subscriptions that are quite sort of cheap and and freely available for for a lot of software and stuff, for example, And but if you don’t have a plan to actually really for for people to apply or embed that Knowledge, then then that can be sort of time and money wasted really.

3:46 And then other routes like apprenticeships and degrees and things like that can take a lot, can take a long time and cost quite a bit of money.
3:54 So it’s a case of sort of building a bit of a blend of all of those.

3:57 That’s right for your business, your teams, your managers and leaders and so on.

4:01 So that’s our second trend for 20, Next is diversity and inclusion.

4:08 So we’ve been developing inclusive leaders and inclusive teams for many, many years and 15 years or more.

4:15 Now it’s a core part of our offering inclusive cultures and communities of work have really well documented benefits and they’re a great source of market leading innovations that delight customers.

4:25 They foster a sense of belonging, where people can be themselves and do great work and just be be their best at work.

4:32 However, our experience says a lot of companies have frankly got quite a long way to go with this.

4:40 A lot of companies still need to do the fundamentals right?

4:44 And I think certain diversity inclusion interventions including training can actually hinder rather than help sometimes.

4:51 So it’s not just a quick fix, it can help.

4:55 I hope certainly with our diversity training it’s really good because we’ve done it before and we know what doesn’t work, we know what some of those unintended consequences can be and so we can avoid those from the start.

5:07 For example, things can feel a bit token ist IQ or it can feel a bit sort of short term like a sticking plaster and with the D&I Initiatives you want something that can really kind of grow legs and really you know kind of be there for the for the medium and long term.

5:24 So our next trend is responsible leadership thinking medium and then into the longer term achieving big E.S.G. Goals like getting to net zero and cleaning up supply chains needs responsible leaders that understand complexity and that can place real value on the environment and on people wherever those, you know, whatever the environment and those people may maybe in your supply chain physically, I mean so business leaders and middle managers need practical knowledge and skills to deliver that triple bottom line of profit, but also people and planet And finally for 2023, our final trend I want to share with you is lifetime learning.

6:07So not a new thing necessarily, but but may be new to some people.

6:12 Technology and artificial intelligence are driving many changes in the job market.

6:19 It’s increasingly likely therefore that people need to understand that they’ll have multistage careers.

6:24 So on a practical level then I think people will need to get their head around.

6:29 They that they need to re skill on a personal level.

6:32 It takes a bit of courage to appreciate that you might have a career where you were an expert manager and now you’re going to be an expert project manager and next you’re going to be an expert something else.

6:42 And that does require a little bit of of like I said, just courage to kind of face into that and support.

6:49 And so I kind of wonder from a responsible organisation point of view, we create these situations and I think there’s also a need to be able to look at how we can capitalise on those opportunities and support people to develop and grow throughout their career.

7:07 So, that’s lifetime learning.

7:08 So, thanks very much, I hope you found that useful.

7:11 We’d love to know your thoughts.

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