Hyper work is a new term that is coming out recently due to the changes took place during the recent years when workers recognized the importance of self-care, mental health, and enjoying life. Some workers are back to the offices and do not mind to spend all the working hours at the office away from the home. Meanwhile, the other half of the workers are looking for a balanced life style, where they would have the freedom to work remotely (whatever that remotely means to them). Some of these workers are willing to quit their jobs even if they are making 6 figures salary. They just prefer to have a better mental health, and enjoy life more with less stress.
All these changes, in addition to the explosion of the technology (including social media platforms) that created other income streams; require a new working environment and protocol for working, and seek different setting for different types of jobs.
I believe we need to look at the type of the job, keep improving the work environment including the schedule flexibility, the skills of the workers and consider to adapt a completely new approach to the carrier and job market.
Is this period about the job revolution? Could be. However, we do need more research, more experts and more leaders who care about evolving both human beings and economic system.
Have you imagined that a time would come that your employees will work from home? No one was prepared to manage employees while working from home. However the attached article highlights the most useful tips for managers to handle remote teams, and here they are :
1. Trust your employees
2. Set up recruiting one-on-ones
3. Host daily meeting (cyber meeting) especially for on going projects.
4. Set clear expectations
5. When hiring new members, let your employees be part of it.
6. Always take the most advantages of technology
7. Encourage communication, and plan for vertual activities.
8. Let them know that you are investing in them
9. Aim for shorter meetings
10. Keep everyone involved and in the same page
11. Create a routine meeting, and never avoid vedio callings.
12. Celebrate success and lead with empathy
I believe that the most important thing is that employees should feel the responsibility towards the outcomes of their job, accordingly they should be fully aware of the goals and what is really needed to achieve.
SCARF frame, as the author of this attached article, promises to be a great help for leaders especially nowadays when uncertainty rises and changes are coming faster than we think.
The frame that the author highlights would help leader to lead to the desired goal. At the end of the day, the role of leader could be more important than we think. It is the leadership that we seek especially in difficult situations and circumstances. We need the leader to communicate clearly, to be able to predict the future, to make us feel as valued component of the whole process, don’t we?
Status, Certainty, Autonomy, Relatedness, & Fairness. Those are the main points that the author discusses in the attached article.