Sunday, 31 May 2020
LEADERS SHOULD BECOME ELDERS - TO FACILITATE RATHER THAN DIRECT
This is a great article... In A Post-COVID World The Manager Is The Weak Link
The key factors for me are when the number of remote workers climbs past 50% fundamental changes to the nature of work become necessary and I suspect (I hope) people will increasingly be paid for what they achieve rather than their attendance at an office.
Unlike the author who feels we should be ‘Ending Our Obsession With Leadership’ I think leadership is still important, but it is a different kind of community leadership that brings diverse people (in remote locations) to a task rather than the employer-employee relationship that exists when you sit outside the bosses office.
This shift is already happening in Projects where instead of a Project Manager directing tasks for a project with clear time, budget, people and deliverables we have Scrum Managers supporting teams to identify and deliver products that add value in an environment of uncertainty and change.
I think we would benefit from our leaders becoming more like tribal elders, there to share knowledge and encourage others to collaborate rather than to guide or direct.
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Posted by timhjrogers at 09:13