PSFK's Future of Work report outlines key steps in the employee development path to empower next-gen leaders
In the hiring process, managers select employees based on their functional skill sets and ability to meet company needs. While these hard skills are important, they cannot predetermine whether a person will be a team leader, think outside the box or reach his or her full creative potential.
PSFK Labs’ new Future of Work report explores the development path from new hire to leader, offering ten leadership strategies that can be adopted by organizations to push employees beyond their functional roles, towards a career of leadership and transformational thinking.
To read the 10 steps outlined below in full, download the Future of Work report.
1. Immersive Onboarding: It is important that all new hires feel welcomed so they immerse themselves into the culture.
2. Personalized Career Planning: Tools can be offered to employees that allow them to take an active role in planning for their future career plans.
3. Enterprise Assistants: Instead of expecting employees to take on meaningless, busy tasks, technology allows organizations to provide employees with supportive measures such as access to automated tools.
4. Micro-Education It is important to encourage constant learning through educational materials that challenge employees to learn specific tools and skills.
5. Mentorship Ecosystems: Encouraging a culture of mentorship makes people feel supported and also allows everyone to learn from each other.
6. Purposeful Networking: Networking platforms can bring colleagues together to discuss products and exchange expertise.
7. Incremental Performance Review: Instead of checking in once a year, it helps to constantly check-in to make sure employees are on the right career path.
8. Constructive Feedback Loops: Besides reviewing how well an employee is performing, it is also important to gauge how happy they are with the culture because their happiness spills over into their work.
9. Commit To Collaborative Transparency: Constantly sharing stories of progress and success allows more open communication between all levels and divisions within an organization.
10. Invest In Idea Incubation: It is often difficult for employees to speak up and voice their opinion.
Download PSFK’s Future of Work report to gain insight into the policies and tools that leading organizations are adopting to attract and cultivate tomorrow’s leaders today. Take advantage of the full findings, summary presentation, workplace visions and exclusive articles to get your company up to speed on the transformational workplace strategies that are driving innovation in business.