What leadership posture to adopt in an uncertain world?

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In an increasingly fluctuating professional world, some managers are forced to manage certain situations for which they were not prepared (such as the health crisis caused by Covid-19) in an abrupt manner.

What posture should a manager adopt in the face of so much uncertainty? And much more importantly, what style of management should be put in place in an increasingly blurred global context?

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Manager, towards a redefinition of the position?

Indispensable and main link between management and all employees, the manager is the guarantor of the productivity of his team with a view to achieving the objectives set by any company.

Unable to anticipate the future and the various changes that could accompany it, it is therefore difficult to specify precisely the management method to be adopted in the years to come. Nevertheless, and according to the evolution that our society is currently experiencing, it is possible to identify some clues as to the typical profile of the manager of tomorrow.

The world of work will evolve by 2030 and therefore people management will have to be done in a different way. With the emergence of a new generation in search of freedom, the manager 2.0 will have to be both charismatic, good communicator, open-minded, confident and advocating initiative. An image far from the authoritarian manager who was in vogue until then.

And this was confirmed by the results of the survey carried out by HEYME in partnership with parella on the subject ” The expectations of the new generation on new ways of working “.

Indeed, to the question “what will be the main skills of the manager of tomorrow?”, leadership, communication and reliability are at the top of the answers given by all the people questioned and authoritarianism, hypocrisy, lack of communication and listening, were designated as the worst faults that a manager can have.

Manager of tomorrow, what missions?

A manager is above all a team leader, however, and based on current trends, this function continues to evolve. Indeed, the manager also becomes a people manager while devoting himself to new tasks that go beyond his field of action.

Leading and supporting a group is one of the main tasks of the manager on a daily basis. The human aspect having a great importance in the management of a group of collaborators. But that’s not all, in order to perfectly fulfill his role as manager, he must also listen, guide and direct employees in their quest for professional and personal development.

Demonstrating leadership, federating, bringing together and empowering the members of his team, these are the main missions of the manager of tomorrow.

Availability, empathy, emotional intelligence, charisma, must be the intrinsic qualities of the manager, according to those questioned.

The manager of tomorrow will be entrusted with more and more missions that go beyond his scope of influence. In order to better manage these projects, the manager will have to mobilize technical and human resources and make the link between several teams and departments.

No more boundaries between the different departments, the manager, through this new function, will be required to ensure the success and prosperity of the company at the head of a talented collective.

Manager, a question of style?

Faced with a constantly changing world where companies are constantly reinventing themselves, it is sometimes difficult to identify the style of management to adopt.

To be a pioneer, the manager of tomorrow will have to be:

Versatile

By adapting to all possible changes, taking charge of new teams and being ready to face all types of situations.

Innovative

By encouraging the taking of initiatives and by tolerating the errors that he or his collaborators could commit by considering them as a means of stimulating creativity within the group or the team.

Collaborative

By federating and bringing together, it simplifies collaboration between the different structures in order to set up an organization based on collective intelligence.

Open minded

Fostering cooperation and collaboration also means accepting that you are not the sole decision-maker and leaving room for other employees, if necessary.

Digital

By considering the implementation of connected tools to boost productivity and promote the exchange of information in a faster and more synchronized way.

Empathetic

By inspiring and highlighting its employees while showing gratitude for the work accomplished, because a successful team needs to have confidence in its leader.

Half of the respondents opted for participative management as the preferred management method with 52% of the votes.

Results of our part of the survey on “The expectations of the new generation at work”, carried out in collaboration with parella, consulting firm in office real estate. Find the complete results of the Parella 2021 barometer from 25/11/2021.

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