This Week in Leadership
A Different Kind of Work Return
Companies are trying to fill open positions through “returnships” and coaxing people out of retirement. But will it be enough to solve the labor shortage?
As the COVID-19 outbreak spread across the globe, companies of all sizes and industries grappled with one unexpected issue after another, from keeping employees safe to protecting both data and supply chains. As organizations were called upon to pivot quickly, it resulted in an abundant burst of agility where employees suddenly threw off the shackles of bureaucracy to work in new, fluid and futuristic ways.
However, after a productive initial burst, the COVID sprint-turned-marathon has racers staggering along—or dropping by the sidelines entirely.
For many organizations, the head-spinning turn from in-office work in a robust economy to remote work in a troubled one has, in fact, served to showcase some very foundational problems in the world of work. The good news is these aren’t sophisticated issues—they’re simple and fundamental and recovery can be achieved. We are here to help you accelerate through the turn.
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