In disaster situations, NGOs play a crucial role in providing relief and support to affected communities. Effective leadership is essential to ensure that organizations can respond rapidly and effectively to a crisis. What makes up the right leader to deal with these situations? Members of our global team got together recently to unpack those characteristics of leadership and what sort of leadership responses are expected during a crisis, drawing on their observations of recent world events and in their respective regions.
Although it’s clear that most companies are far from ready to communicate a comprehensive masterplan about the future of work logistics (according to a recent McKinsey and Company survey, less than one third of companies have a plan that they have communicated to their staff), murmurings about upcoming in-office ‘policies’ are seeping through the ether, and it’s causing a bit of a ruckus!
The world of work is rapidly evolving. This evolution has led to a paradigm shift in the approaches to leadership. There are two categories of leadership styles that exist today: old school and new school. Old school leadership styles have been prevalent for decades, including a hierarchical approach where the leader is often autocratic, controlling, and power-driven. The second category, new school leadership styles, is emerging, featuring a more collaborative, democratic, and people-focused approach. In this article, we compare the differences between the old school and new school leadership styles, exploring how they impact the future of work.