The world is changing and with it, the leadership culture in our companies is transforming too. Terms like BANI (Brittle, Anxious, Non-linear, Incomprehensible) and VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) describe our current work environment and demand agile leadership.
New generations are additionally shaping our work world. They demand a different way of working and have different expectations for so-called work-life blending. They are in search of meaning in their work, instead of just accomplishing tasks. Meaning becomes more important, or at least as important as the salary. The desire for more self-realization is increasing and requires a change in leadership culture.
The error culture in companies is closely tied to the leadership culture and needs to change. It’s necessary to learn quickly and also to allow for mistakes. An open error culture, supported by leadership, can contribute to making an organization more resilient and agile.
This is where change management comes in. It helps establish the needed upcoming changes and bring them to life. Change management tools raise awareness of why changes are necessary and support the organization in successfully managing the change.
The development of leaders is a crucial aspect of this change. Leadership development must adapt to the changing business world and assist in achieving better results.