from Fast Company
In the new hybrid workforce model, everything needs to be more intentional, and that’s probably a good thing. Expectations will have to be made more clear, and two-way communication and feedback will have to be more explicit in a remote work scenario.
That’s a good change. And workers will be rewarded for what they produce, not just for “face time” with the boss (pun intended). In fact, useless video meetings, where nothing gets done, will become less and less tolerated as “video fatigue” and effective time management become more important and more visible. When there’s no one around to watch you while you work, what you do becomes much more important than how you do it.
This means that leaders will shift from managing you (which never really worked anyway) to managing results—the output and deliverables that make a project a success. By the way, high-performance leaders have been managing this way already. Now, all managers and leaders will follow suit because that’s what the situation demands.
In the new world of accountability, it’s all about deliverables, and these show up in one of two forms—writing, mostly emails and status reports nowadays, and presentations.