Managing the Workplace of the Future

Effective management and leadership will look different in the post-pandemic recovery with virtual work, flexible hours and the continuing and accelerated disruption of new technology. How can leaders adjust?

This 2-day program in the virtual classroom will provide current and aspiring leaders with an understanding of the kinds of changes occurring now as well as ways to anticipate future impacts. Participants will also be introduced to novel approaches to leadership, interpersonal communication, motivation and job design that can help them broaden and enhance their effectiveness.

About This Program

  • What does effective management and leadership look like with virtual work, flexible hours and the increasing pace of technological disruption?

    Managers and leaders may not be prepared for some of the unexpected changes for which there is no precedent. We may not be able to utilize our past experience, our expertise or any other tried-and-true leadership and management approaches in the new workplace. So many elements of the workplace life have been disrupted: From where we work, when we work and how we work, to what performance management and leadership look like in the post-pandemic workplace.

    This program will provide current and aspiring leaders with an understanding of the kinds of changes we will be seeing as well as ways we can anticipate future impacts and changes.

    We will also introduce participants to ways in which novel approaches to leadership, interpersonal communication, motivation and job design can help them broaden and enhance their effectiveness.

    This program aims to address three distinct challenges for leaders and managers:

    1. How can managers broaden their skills to address real, impactful employee challenges in the post-pandemic workplace?
    2. What kind of leadership thinking and behaviour is required to manage the disrupted work environment?
    3. How can jobs be re-designed to ‘pivot’ to current and future changes?

    Participant Profile

    • Current leaders looking to re-imagine the workplace using ‘job design’ principles
    • Aspiring leaders who want to be part of designing the future of work
    • Managers and Leaders who need to adjust to the new normal work environment

    What You Will Learn

    • How does leadership go beyond traditional roles in the post-pandemic workplace?
    • What are the most crucial leadership skills for post-pandemic recovery?
    • What are the most crucial employee skills for post-pandemic recovery?
    • How to make post-pandemic employee problems, decisions and changes easier to manage.
    • How to rethink leadership and implement a simple approach to ‘flexible’ leadership.
    • How to ensure that post-pandemic discussions around flexibility, psychological safety and inclusion are productive and lead to actionable outcomes.
    • Learn what ‘job design’ is (and why you may not have heard of it).
    • How can jobs be designed to enhance autonomy and satisfaction?
    • How to critically examine our assumptions about jobs, place of work, etc. to enhance the effectiveness of the workforce.
    • What does this flexible leadership look like in the real world: Post Pandemic Stories
    • Best practices and examples of flexibility in workplace and job design.

Course Content Details

Additional delivery options

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Faculty

Jordan Berman

Jordan Berman,

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Stephen Friedman

Stephen Friedman, MA Psych

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