I’ve been watching how organisations have responded to these unprecedented times. Some are not impressive.
Knee-jerk reactions, attempts to micromanage staff, taking the face-to-face world online without considering people’s circumstances – the general rabbit-in-headlights air. It is very disappointing. Senior management that can see no further forward than the following Friday are doing a poor job!
We need ways to see beyond this crisis; to rebuild our organisations so they are fit for the future. Our society and our employers could emerge invigorated and healthier if we use this time to undertake a process of deep thinking about the core purpose of our learning and development. There is a golden opportunity lurking in the gloom, but only if we seize the moment.