This week, Fast Company predicts what workplace culture will look like in just over a decade, we examine how companies can accommodate working parents, explore how to help your team navigate failure, and TLNT offers a solution to leadership training fatigue.
This week’s growth quote:
“I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship.”
– Louisa May Alcott
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It’s in your company’s interest to make parenthood and careers compatible. According to the Department of Labor, more than half of the American workforce aged 25-54 is made up of working parents. Not only are more parents working these days, they also have larger workloads and are less likely to have stay-at-home spouses. So if your company wants to retain talent, increased flexibility may be a bigger incentive than a larger paycheck.
Company culture is entering its next phase. Within a decade, diversity initiatives, skills shortages and automation will lead to huge shifts. Expect to see companies searching for talent even farther afield and constant upskilling workers as tasks continue to be automated. Communication will become a bigger challenge, but also a big opportunity for those companies that encourage continuous conversations.
CEOs see leadership training as a top priority. But with so many training options to choose from, how do you pick the best one for your company? Dr. Travis A. Berger, founder of Vide Consulting Group, offers up a leadership reference guide, in the hope that a shared vocabulary for leadership language will give companies a better understanding of what they’d like to achieve.
Have you grappled with how to help an employee bounce back from failure? Writer Emily Watts, offers managers a five point coaching plan to put employees back on track. Her key insights include: making sure criticism is never personal, containing your emotions, and giving employees the space (and opportunity) to succeed again.
Ready to turbocharge your organization’s performance? Read the Ultimate Guide to OKRs featuring New York Times bestselling author John Doerr.
If you missed the last recap, read it here: More 2019 HR Trends, Picking Between Time and Money, and HR Tech Enters its Teens