The sheer scale of disruptions and change that have rocked the global economy over the past year are unprecedented. If some great management Guru had predicted this scenario – the scale of changes done practically overnight, then the world would have laughed at him. No one could have imagined a mass WFH, total lockdowns and a global recession. A global pandemic is something no one can just imagine. But unfortunately, this is precisely what has happened.
The sheer global effects of the Pandemic have been massive and lasting, with disruptions on a scale unimaginable hitherto. The sweeping changes that have occurred and been implemented as a response will have long lasting effects – and leaders have realized that our world will never, ever, be the same again. Never, collectively, has leadership been tested to this extreme level and depth – with decisions literally having a life or death effect.
The state of the world in 2020 can be summed up in just 3 words – disruption, uncertainty and change. The measures deployed as a formative response have, for the most part, been reactive. As lives and people get impacted, so do their sources of income and work. Businesses, organizations, supply chains and economies were disrupted and continuity had to be ensured, after order was established out of chaos. Hence the role of leaders and their leadership itself, too, has had to become dynamic. One such example includes that of LegalWiz.in that started with Partners Portal amidst the crisis to offer Payoneer deals and other offers on site.
Ongoing and continuously shifting priorities, targets, goalposts, and requirements of the Organization need to be prioritized while also coping with scarce resources. This, when teams are working in a WFH or remote scenario. For leaders, this has been the scenario while struggling to cope with huge problems for business continuity, changed consumer preferences and an uncertain future. Thus, leadership styles need to be dynamic and decisive. Basically, Dynamic leadership is characterized by decisive, formative, and pragmatic management style.
Given today’s difficult circumstances, diverse unexpected problems could rise anytime – so for a leader it is important to be dynamic, decisive, and positive; to keep the team motivated. Let’s look at some way’s leaders can stay Dynamic to ensure business continuity.
Dynamic Leaders are Decisive:
In every and any kind of business, there will be various facets that are interdependent. Navigating this landscape, while staying firmly focused on outcomes needs a decisive, strong leader, thus today’s leader will need to stay decisive and open, in order to ensure that proper actions are taken in time. Of course, there will be operational problems and results will be needed on priority. Dynamic, energetic leaders will quickly analyse all the facts concerned and take proper, formative decisions – quickly. These leaders enable progress and clarity about the workflow + agenda for the long term.
Dynamic Leaders See The Larger Picture:
One of the core rules of dynamic leadership is to keep the long-term goals and larger picture in mind. These leaders do not get bogged down with details and routines – instead, they view every issue with the perspective of the larger picture and then take decisions accordingly. This enables all different components of tasks, routines, goals, practices, systems etc…to fit together well, saving both time and resources in the long run. Once this habit is established, the teams mesh more smoothly, and the organization operates with a business continuity mindset. This is the difference a dynamic leader can make.
Dynamic Leaders are People-Centric
These are not normal times – and hence this is called the new normal, where dynamic leaders are a necessity. They do not simply wield authority as a medium to get tasks done. They get down in the trenches with the teams, counsel people, demonstrate how tasks can be driven and they form strong relationships with the teams. Dynamic leaders know that without people the business just cannot survive and so he motivates them to rise to new challenges & heights. This enables tackling new challenges and objectives. with the team. This trait allows leaders to connect, bond, understand and work with the team effectively.