Have you ever made the decision to become a reference in leadership and motivation for your team? If not, it’s time for you to seriously consider it. First of all, you need to know what your staff expect from their leader (You) and the company they work for. To give you a hand, we’ve tried one of the most effective ways to guide someone: putting you in touch with 7 trends on business and workplace for this decade (2015-2025). All identified by reliable studies and published in two recent articles by Forbes. Don’t ignore it:
1. + Transparency
A recent study found that 52% of Generations Y and Z believe Honesty is the most important trait to be a good leader. So, is it a trend to be honest? – you might think. In a certain way, yes. Social networks play a fundamental role, since they pressure companies to be more transparent with their audience. Not to mention that they encourage leaders to share their knowledge and speak up what they think. Summing up, people prefer to work with leaders who communicate the projects the company is working on, what the plans are and also provide honest feedback regularly.
2. + Sharing
To become masters in leadership and motivation, many companies are increasingly investing in sharing content to show their work culture on the social networks. And once employees approve it, they share that content. Free adversiting. Researches show that a company that uses social networks to present how is the routine makes 58% of people wish to work there. And more than 20% want to stay there. Wow! The reason is that being on social networks illustrate that the company is a living organism, constantly evolving.
3. + Women leaders
As more “Millennials” (those born between 1980’s and 1990’s) take leadership positions, the salary gap between men and women starts to decrease. A study by the Pew Research shows that Millennial women now earn 93 cents for every $ 1 earned by men. It’s not enough, but it’s nearer to be. Another study also shows that 37% leaders of the greatest financially successful companies are women. Here we go, towards gender equality.
4. + Engagement programs
87% of workers in the world don’t feel engaged in their work. To reverse this, LT Business Dynamics, an accounting firm, created a sabbatical program. Three free weeks financed for its employees “to make a difference in the world and in their lives and become better people.” After all, the company realized that “if you hired great people, it makes sense to invest in them to keep them.” Pretty fair, isn’t it? The result of this engagement culture is the talents retention and the pull of new ones.
5. + Interaction between teams
The best leaders will recognize that the engagement enhances when each employee may contribute to the company growth. How is it possible? By sharing the valuable experiences of their daily lives. With interdisciplinary workshops, the whole company may have a perspective closer to reality. More than that, friendship can grow from the interaction between teams of different departments, e.g., Sales and TI, Marketing and Human Resources. Have you ever thought about it in that way?
6. + Job-hop
Business will have to deal with employee retention problems, since they didn’t give up finding their dream job. According to Fortune, 86% of employees are already looking for work outside their current jobs. Thanks to technology, people easily find new jobs and recruiters can steal talents from other companies and competitors. To soften those losses, companies should create a work culture where employees 1) are friends, 2) feel trusted and 3) are recognized for their efforts.
7. + Freelancers
Companies have been hiring more temporary workers and consultants. It’s more financially advantageous, since they don’t receive benefits. A recent study by Elance o-Desk shows that 53 million Americans are freelancers, corresponding to 34% of the country’s workforce. Furthermore, the technology makes it easier to find a freelance, 69% of freelancers said.
Leadership and Motivation with technology
Talking about leadership and motivation, there’s a trend you will hear a lot about in the next years. Online managers. That is, tools to distribute tasks, organize the workflow and centralize the sharing and dialogue between people and teams. Meet Runrun.it, with all these features and even one more: automatic reports of project costs. Try it for free: http://runrun.it