A Year in Review - Preparing for 2022
As we look back on 2021, let’s look at the top leadership trends that impacted the work environment. Development Dimensions International (DDI) explored the top 10 hot leadership topics trending across social media in 2021 (DDI World):
Diversity & Inclusion
Future & People Focused Skills
Better Employee Experiences
Up-tooling for Virtual Collaboration
As you reflect on your own leadership strengths and opportunities from this past year, ask yourself the following:
Did you embrace these 10 leadership trends?
Did you struggle to adapt?
What could you have done better and where did you excel?
What attitudes and behaviors do you want to take with you into 2022? Which one’s no longer
Perhaps you are in the process of wrapping up your year-end with staff. As you conduct your end-of-year reviews with your employees, ask them to review your leadership skills. Allow them to provide honest feedback and take time to reflect on their responses.
Heading into 2022, leadership trends will remain very similar as workplaces continue to adapt to the ways the pandemic has impacted the business world. According to Entrepreneur Magazine, the five leadership trends that should be embraced for 2022 are: “1. Creating a culture of well-being; 2. Investing in your employees’ development; 3. Addressing inequality within your culture; 4. Building your technology infrastructure; and 5. Embracing an experimenter’s mindset” (Entrepreneur).
Employee satisfaction and innovative technology continue to be important leadership trends to pay attention to. Adapt your leadership style and embrace flexibility as the needs of your employees and the business continue to shift. Focus on what you do well, and honor those areas where growth is needed. As you close out the 2021 business year, take an inventory of how the year went for you and your team. Make the necessary changes needed, and enter 2022 with renewed energy, clarity, and commitment.
Stratengy is here to help you navigate being a great leader in 2022 and beyond. Reach out to us today to learn how we can help you and your team create thriving work cultures.