How to breathe new life into exhausted management teams
Business leaders continue to comment as to how tough and exhausting it is to successfully manage in today’s virtual and Covid ravaged corporate world. This is clearly obvious.
Regardless of sector or size, changing the way that a company has to be managed or operates is a huge challenge to management, employees, suppliers, and clients alike.
For senior management teams, it is not just about the pressures of implementing and adapting to new processes and practices, but it also requires intense sensitivity towards additional factors that now exist and only compounds the draining effects of running a business.
It is stressful managing in an environment that is constantly adapting to the complexities and pressures that arise and require additional controls just to stay ahead of the effects of the pandemic.
Senior managers have developed new skills relative to leadership in today’s virtual world, ensuring employees remain emotionally and physically engaged when working remotely, whilst preserving appropriate work/life balances across the company.
Traditionally accepted communication methods have emerged ensuring they display an appropriately sympathetic and unambiguous approach to all internal and external messaging.
These are just a few additional factors that increase pressure on management teams, not to mention the draining influence that everyday leadership entails.
Under such incessant stress, how can they be expected to respond positively when required to absorb further duties, whether progressive or adverse?
Historically, we have assigned interim managers to inject additional or specialist skills into companies to support incumbent management teams where a skill shortage exists.
An additional application is now to supplement teams where their ‘business as usual' tasks are weighing them down.
How much benefit would a fresh, energetic, enthusiastic, and focused interim candidate be in support of a management team that has been stifled by months of constant pressure, that has drained their drive and spirit and is now preventing them from being proactive, innovative, and forward-thinking?
Someone who can re-ignite the passion and dynamism that is required by any successful senior management team as they strive to leave the impact and effect of Covid behind them!
A collegiate, charismatic leader who can inject fresh optimism, reinvigorate morale, raise expectations, and most of all, relieve the pressure which will allow each team member to realise their former potential and value to the Board. Such a person must be an asset in today’s environment.
An interim who has seen it all before will know exactly what to do to deliver results. They will assist the team by offering the additional capacity to share their workload, whether that is in either a general capacity or as a specialist with focused, functional, or project management skills.
If you feel that an injection of high-powered support would free up valuable resources, release additional, critical management time to dedicate to essential pro-active activities, whilst reinvigorating tired, demoralised, and weary individuals, then consider an interim, they thrive on challenges such as these and are focused on success, no matter how challenging the task!
Hart Solutions World has been assisting companies by providing professional, dedicated interims to cater for all business eventualities such as those above, for over 25 years, so please do get in touch if you would like to know how they could have a dramatically positive impact on your efforts to accelerate away from Covid.