Culture Myths That Leaders Need To Wake Up To

  1. We can fix culture: Culture is agile and continually changing. It is not a static problem that needs to be solved.
  2. Virtual or remote work erodes culture: Before lockdowns and WFH, there were many cultural problems but no one paid attention.
  3. There is a perfect design of an organization: The reality is that everything changes and leaders have to let go of static thinking.

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Myths culture leaders need to break to move forward

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Instead of binary solutions that won’t work anymore, leaders need to:

  1. Experiment and brainstorm, testing different configurations of work, like a hybrid model, while taking regular feedback.
  2. Instead of talking about the obstacles, one can focus on possible solutions that are fair and balanced.
  3. Have fewer meetings.
  4. Bond with the employees in the real world, not just online.

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  1. Leaders need to overlook and control employees: This old practice of control is evil and results in bad performance.
  2. Delaying surveys and feedback forms is a good idea: Leaders always want to manage stuff without fixing anything substantial. This won’t work now.

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The Purpose Of The Office Has Changed

The pandemic has been an extended experiment for most companies who are trying to manage people working from home.

Instead of making it mandatory to attend the office physically like before, many companies have adopted a hybrid model where one could go to the office once a week and work from home the rest of the days.

This new approach changes the purpose of coming to the office.

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Acknowledge the frustration

The company's culture is dependent on everyone who works in the building and when an employee starts to have growing negative feelings towards the company, leaders need to be ready for that.

As a leader, you must be able to communicate to your team effectively about what's troubling them and see if you're able to make compromises. simply ignoring and avoiding the topic will only let frustration grow.

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The many meanings of hybrid

The term “hybrid work” has come to mean more flexibility around working both remotely and in the office. But perhaps we could be applying the same term to the speed of work as well.

What if hybrid means:

  • Some days you work quickly and sprint, and other days you take things slow and focus more on the process and deep work.
  • Some months you happen to be in a busy period and you orient your life towards working from sun up to sleep, and then other months when work abates through the normal course of business, you take extended time off.

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Leaders are thinking about hybrid work in a one-dimensional way. This is a better approach

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