The Future of Work
With companies operating in a variety of modalities, HR and talent management professionals are faced with having to re-think how they support key talent.
Whether you are faced with moving rapidly into a new leadership role in response to company acquisition, or need to reallocate existing leadership talent to capitalize on the shifting economic landscape, our solutions are a flexible, scalable, and cost-effective answer. Proven to accelerate time to productivity by up to 50%, reduce the likelihood of derailment, improve decision-making and credibility, and assess and align teams faster, they also ensure more rapid integration of new and internal hires into the organization, increase their retention and engagement, and mitigate transition risk to the enterprise.
Managing Remote Teams
Managing teams whose members are working remotely presents very different challenges than more traditional co-located team situations. Communication and coordination inevitably are more difficult, and leaders often struggle to maintain connection with and among their teams. The lack of clear structure, regular rhythms of activity, and less interaction can contribute to lack of focus and undermine engagement. Virtual team leaders must therefore provide substantially more structure, build a stronger foundation for communication and devote extra effort to maintaining informal connection among their teams. We have the expertise to help you manage virtual teams effectively.
Designing hybrid models that boost company performance
In this I By IMD article, co-author Michael Watkins shares that, like it or not, the revolution in homeworking is here to stay. To reap benefits, managers must harmonize collaboration, foster inclusivity and beat staff burnout.
When Do We Really Need Face-to-Face Interactions?
In their HBR.org article (Jan 2021), Michael Watkins and IMD colleague Robert Hooijberg predict that "While work will likely never go back to our pre-pandemic status quo, the future will be a blended one that leverages the best of what both virtual and face-to-face experiences can offer."
Onboarding a New Leader - Remotely
In their HBR.org article (May 2020), Michael Watkins and Savannah Group Partner Mary Driscoll offer six steps to take to successfully onboard new leaders effectively into a remote-working environment.