40: Leadership Today: Creating a Post-Pandemic Workplace

Respect Circles - The Podcast

Nov 9 2022 • 36 mins

It’s been an interesting and challenging time for business, companies, and organizations post-pandemic. The work environment changed, both throughout the pandemic and since, and both leaders and employees are trying to navigate this new world.

How do companies re-engage their people, and how do workers gain the new skills that are necessary to operate in a changed workplace where remote and/or hybrid work is the new norm in many situations?  Creating new ways of operating together presents both challenges and new opportunities.  Today we share our thoughts about what we’ve learned throughout our own leadership journeys and open a conversation about what might be possible moving forward.   We hope to provoke new thinking and inspire you, as a manager or employee, to be a part of creating a workplace that looks much different than it did just a few years ago.

We also talk about “quiet quitting” and “quiet firing” and what it really means in the business arena.   And we’re excited to share our latest nominees for our new Models of Respect segment, highlighting people in the world that are living and demonstrating our Respect Circles values.

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • What is “quiet quitting” and how to approach it from a discretionary standpoint as a manager, and the way that co-workers can make a positive impact in these situations [2:24]

  • The “3 C’s” that AJ looks for with employee engagement, plus how leaders can use this framework to notice when an employee is disengaged [8:00]

  • What can be done to help leaders get the skills needed, change their mindsets and to learn how to communicate differently [12:15]

  • A look at “quiet firing” and the impact that it can have on company culture and objectives [15:43]

  • Why support at work is also a responsibility of the team as a whole, and not just on the manager [19:37]

  • Action steps to create the work environment of the future both from a business owner and an employee perspective [22:57]

  • A challenge AJ has for older generations of leaders who experienced relationship-building in a different format that what typically exists today [26:53]

  • Our Models of Respect for this week and why we are so inspired by these individuals [28:37]

Links & Resources:

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/28/who-recognizes-workplace-burnout-as-an-occupational-phenomenon.html

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidmorel/2022/10/24/its-time-to-speak-up-about-quiet-firing--and-what-to-do-instead/?sh=2459f1fd6a98

https://www.gallup.com/workplace/398306/quiet-quitting-real.aspx?version=print

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesbusinesscouncil/2021/08/12/will-the-gig-economy-become-the-new-working-class-norm/?sh=6d5912b8aee6

https://www.cbsnews.com/video/rabbi-angela-buchdahl-on-the-rise-in-antisemitism-its-roots-and-common-misconceptions-1/

https://www.respectcircles.com/25-the-jewish-experience-why-is-anti-semitism-on-the-rise/

The Three Signs of a Miserable Job: A Fable for Managers (And Their Employees) by Patrick Lencioni

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