Leaders, are you ready to pivot?
Leaders should be ready to pivot after the pandemic to be sources of hope and strength for their teams.
The Coronavirus, though not expected by many, is no doubt changing how a lot is being done.
There is no clear assertion as to when and if the world will get over the pandemic, but, certainly, things can never go back to normal.
A new normal is emerging from this pandemic and everyone needs to align and adapt to that new normal.
The pandemic is changing a lot of things for everyone particularly entrepreneurs, small business owners, leadership coach and non-profit leaders among others.
Individuals who hold any leadership position or the other needs to pivot after the pandemic.
Leaders pivot to survive changing times like this and convert challenges into opportunities.
Considering that life may not return to normal even after the pandemic is over.
Here are some reasons why leaders should pivot after the pandemic:
Leading People Will Be A Lot Difficult Than It Used To Be
One of the major reasons for leaders pivot after the pandemic is that there will be a re-definition of the concept of leadership.
With people having to work and relate remotely, leaders, entrepreneurs and small business owners will have to develop strategies to monitor employees.
If more employees will be working from home, then a leader should make sure they are not just working from home, but they are working effectively.
Sourcing Funds Will Require New Strategies
Funds sourcing is an area that has been less talked about during this pandemic than will be a major issue after the pandemic.
This is particularly for non-profit leaders who bank on the goodwill of others to achieve the aim of the organization.
The pandemic is currently ravaging the economies of nations.
The globe seems to be plunging into a recession that may be followed by a global recession.
Many people have lost their jobs, suffered a loss in businesses and many more.
To outsource funds after the pandemic, non-profit leaders, small business owners need to come up with better and acceptable strategies.
Constant Communication Will Be the Basis for Trust
There has never been a time when technology has been appreciated than now when many across the globe have to work remotely due to the pandemic.
Governments of nations, religious and academic institutions among many others have all resorted to the use of technology to carry on their activities.
This is most likely not going to change even after the pandemic.
Leaders should be ready to pivot and ensure there is constant communication between them and those they are leading across various sectors.
Technology should be leveraged in enhancing communication and keeping your followers connected to you.
Trust level will drastically reduce after the pandemic.
And as a leader, if you want your followers to trust you, then you must key into constant communication.
Be it an entrepreneur, small business owner, leadership coach or non-profit leaders, understand that the old normal is gone.
And a new normal is emerging after the pandemic.
Considering that this new normal is not what many people are familiar with.
It is your responsibility as a leader to lead your mission and people through this pandemic.
When leaders pivot in a time like this, they explore opportunities.
They also inform the team and ensure there is constant communication always.
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