Thanks to COVID-19, associations want change agents in the corner office, but budgets are tight. The savvy new CEO, one expert says, will be creative and study contracts closely.
At a time when not much feels certain about the world, having someone in your corner to turn to can help to make work life a little more manageable.
Office friendships are an underappreciated part of your culture. Leaders don’t have to make everybody pals, but in a remote environment, it pays to encourage them. Every so often, I miss office hallways. It’s not that hallways are so charming in themselves. They’re just blank, anonymous, in-between spaces. But that’s what makes them so powerful. […]
For associations that are still looking to fill job roles, especially in the C-suite, different rules apply. It's a time for distanced interviewing and “culture buddies.”
Why trusting your intuition can lead to smart decisions. Also: Customer service is key during this time of uncertainty.
Even if workers aren't in a physical space, they still want a sense of how an organization behaves. Leaders need to find ways to communicate it.
Start by setting clear guidelines, boundaries, and expectations. Also: What is drawing users to subscribe to email newsletters?
A recent conversation on diversity, equity, and inclusion put a spotlight on the hard work associations are doing. The next step should address how leadership mirrors those ambitions.
When leaders focus on health and well-being, their employees will follow suit. Also: Designing a more effective continuity plan.
COVID-19 has pressed associations to build boards with people who are flexible and eager to lead, and who bring new perspectives to the table. Diversity initiatives offer a path to get there.