A recent Gallup poll found that employee engagement is at its lowest in nearly a decade. One contributor to this crisis is that many organizations haven’t yet upskilled their leaders to inspire, engage and motivate under a remote or hybrid framework.
While remote work hasn’t changed the need for leaders to mentor and guide their people, it has changed how leaders need to approach this task.
My company, Centric Consulting, designs remote and hybrid workplace strategies for organizations. One common issue we see is conflict between leaders stuck in the old ways and their employees, who want the flexibility and autonomy of this new world of work.
When leaders fail to address this impasse and learn how to be effective outside of a traditional office setup, engagement tanks, burnout soars and people go looking for opportunities elsewhere — a big problem in today’s tight labor market.