2020 and 2021 have shown us that we can't predict what's on the horizon. As we start 2022, it is safe to believe that change and uncertainty will continue to be the major themes, along with challenges in leading virtually, adapting with the transition to be back in person, and the ongoing need for an equitable, diverse and inclusive culture. This Leadership post will share some tips to help you develop your leadership resolutions for 2022.
1. Adapt to lead in hybrid working mode
If 2020 and 2021 were heavily focused on virtual leading, 2022 should be your time to shift into hybrid leading. To thrive in this new year, leaders should adapt to the hybrid working mode and be able to flexibly shift between hybrid, virtual and in-person modes.
2. Lead your team through change
Leading through change is no easy task. We’ve seen first-hand how stressful transitional periods can be from our experiences throughout 2020 and 2021. This new year will continue to require leaders' ability to adapt and lead through changes and uncertainty.
When leading your team, open-up channels of communication is crucial so that your employees know that they have your supports and everyone is aligned on what's happening in the organization.
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3. Create a psychologically safe workplace
Psychological safety is about not being afraid to make a mistake and is predicated on the principles of learning from your errors, recognizing no one is perfect, and being solution-oriented. When employees feel comfortable asking for help, sharing suggestions informally, or challenging the status quo without fear of negative social consequences, organizations are more likely to innovate quickly, unlock the benefits of diversity, and adapt well to change.