TOP BOSSES WANT AN IN-PERSON WORKFORCE
A new workplace study from the Best Practice Institute, a global human resources research consortium, indicates that CEOs want to be able to see their workforce in person, not on a screen.
Over 83% of CEOs want employees back in the workplace in 2021, research indicates. That number is in stark contrast to the 10% of surveyed employees who want to return to the office full time.
The study also captured key requirements for employees to head back to their workspaces. Social distancing ranked tops, closely followed by clear instruction on health and safety policies.
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THINK AGAIN! LISTEN LIKE YOU ARE WRONG
In his latest book, Think Again, organizational researcher Adam Grant—who is on the Wharton Business School faculty at the University of Pennsylvania—notes that the pandemic forced everyone to think again—now doing
so more deliberately and proactively.
This New York Times best seller (currently #2 on the non-fiction book charts) challenges beliefs about ideas, stating that ideas do not have to become one’s ideology. He encourages us to “think like a scientist” by shedding
ego, which stands in the way of learning.
Get a thrill out of being wrong, advises Grant. “Rethinking involves shifting opinion because of stronger logic and should not be confused with flip-flopping.” He affirms that there is strength in humility and being willing to change your mind by intaking other perspectives, which requires “getting out of your prosecutor mode.” Rather than ask questions starting with the word “why,” Grant recommends starting with the word “how.”
Grant claims managers are overconfident in their ideas and could benefit by simmering their boldness, which often deters feedback from their team members.