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How to Create a Resilient Organization
It can be hard to find positives through the pandemic, but there are some important lessons that can be learned from it. The pandemic brought out a lot of good in a lot of people. It required patience, hard work and, perhaps most of all, resilience. The same can be said of businesses and organizations forced to adapt to this new situation. The most successful organizations were the ones that showed resilience and an ability to adapt to these unprecedented events.
Business models had to adapt and a major positive in these adaptations was the hybrid model of work. There are no borders to virtual working which allows all geographic limitations on talent acquisition to go away. This leads to a larger breadth of talent to access. A larger net an organization can cast will lead to more success in hiring.
The pandemic and the development of virtual and hybrid models also led to an increased emphasis on building a culture within an organization. Having a streamlined but detailed example of what you want the culture to be can be invaluable when hiring virtual employees. This can lead to an easier understanding of what a company stands for and what it is about, even if an employee does not come into an office. You can educate those new employees on what the company is all about.
How Being Purpose-Driven Can Lead to Business Development
The other lesson that a lot of businesses learned is to become a purpose-driven organization. This allows leaders to learn a lot about their own business. It also allows the employees to work with a purpose, a motivation from within in simpler terms. This is the root of creating high performing teams.
Authored by: Dr. Bryan Bechtoldt, EdD
Bryan is the President and Principal for SVA Consulting, LLC, a member of the SVA family of companies. In his role, Bryan works with SVA’s clients to help them prepare their organization for transformation through shaping vision and development of implementation strategies.