Leadership empathy needed with new modes of work

Jim Wilson, Canadian HR Reporter
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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed life and 82 per cent of employers believe it has forced a change in leadership style, according to a report from Randstad.

More than one in three (34 per cent) of business leaders say they are now more flexible, and 28 per cent say they’re taking additional time to check in with employees one-on-one. Nearly 20 per cent also claim they’ve become more open and vulnerable about their own experiences and challenges.

As a result of findings, more than four in five (81 per cent) expressed concern that their bosses aren't prepared or equipped to manage hybrid workplace models, according to a separate report from KPMG in Canada.