Upskill and Reskill to Emerge Strong from COVID-19
Returning to work entails social distancing and remote working arrangements for employee safety and well-being, while taking command to upskill and reskill for new roles.
Navigating the new normal requires professionals to upskill and reskill to adjust to new roles and responsibilities. Not only this, but upskilling and reskilling allows professionals to increase their personal and professional value. Leaders will also need to lead their organizations in developing resilient and agile workforces, to succeed in the face of new business models and modified workplaces
The current business playbooks are no longer applicable – it’s time for professionals to upskill and reskill themselves today.
Upskill and Reskill to Survive Disruption and Thrive in the New Normal
Leading change, communicating effectively, and developing psychological safety in the workplace are just a few of the many soft skills that will enable organizations to prepare for the new normal.
Organizations can’t be resilient if their employees aren’t. Developing the social and emotional skills now will not only prepare organizations for adapting to their new business realities, but it will ensure they are primed to succeed through the next disruption.
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5 Crucial Reasons for Companies to Invest in Training and to Develop their Employees Now:
A resilient workforce will largely depend on having a positive mindset and the confidence to succeed.
New business models involving the acceleration of ecommerce and the automation of customer service and other jobs will require upskilling and reskilling of current workers.
Showing empathy, making employees feel valued and connected, and communicating effectively will be the key leadership skills required to develop and maintain productive and engaged virtual workers.
Critical thinking and problem solving together with psychological safety are essential for being agile in an atmosphere of increased autonomy and remote teams.
Employees who engage remotely with each other and their customers will require effective virtual social and emotional skills.
Have Open Communication with Supervisors and Inform your Own Leadership Development
Employees don’t leave companies; they leave their manager. Through practical steps and some emotional intelligence, immediate supervisors can become the key to driving employee motivation, morale, and satisfaction to new levels.
Managers Matter: A Relationship-Centered Approach to Driving Employee Enagement
“COVID-19 has changed not only how people work but also how they shop and eat, as well as basic patterns of movement and travel. In this way, the pandemic is setting up what could be lasting employment-landscape shifts that could require the large-scale reskilling of new workers.”
To emerge stronger from the COVID-19 crisis, companies should start reskilling their workforces now
McKinsey & Company, May 7, 2020