If you envision a future where your people proactively create self-accountability and self-responsibility (including for their own engagement); if you dream of having high-performing collaborative teams that ignite transformative innovation; if you hope to have leaders that inspire these things in others, you need People Acuity’s virtual Self-Leadership learning journey. Individuals who attend become adept at:
- Creative problem-solving: moving from powerlessness to possibility and solutions-thinking.
- Proactive accountability: igniting self-responsibility, energy, and performance.
- Manage negative swirl and ambiguity through wise strengths use.
- Growth mindset: exploring tools to Shift Up! interdependent thinking and self-engagement.
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Check out the 6-session virtual program running Wednesdays from 11a.m.-1p.m. CDT from August 19 to October 7th here. For the September 1-October 20 program that runs from 7-9 a.m. CDT, click here.
* According to a leadership study of 7,000 leaders conducted by Fuzu in a June 2020
Leaders’ Reactions to People Acuity’s Self-Leadership
Around the globe, both companies and millions in the workforce have had to adjust how they work because of COVID-19. Many workplaces are considered modern, but how employees complete their job duties hasn’t necessarily been. Drastic changes to work environments, such as more opportunities for telework, are giving in-house workers a glimpse of what it’s like to be an independent contractor working from home or another location outside of a traditional office.
Through necessity because of the pandemic, to keep operations running during this time, organizations have had to take the guidance of health officials into account when attempting to conduct business as close to normal as possible. Technology has made working remotely much easier, but conventional physical locations still play a vital role when it comes to accessing certain resources, being immersed in company culture, and performing tasks that require in-person collaboration. Commercial real estate company Cushman & Wakefield is just one global company that has garnered experience with this issue. In China, the organization has helped businesses return nearly one million people safely back to their jobs after the country reopened its economy.
The company used what it has learned (along with World Health Organization data and the advice of medical specialists) to develop a concept dubbed the ‘6 Feet Office’, which it has applied inside its Amsterdam location. Through properly spaced desks and visual cues, the ‘6 Feet Office’ concept reminds employees to keep the recommended proper distance between each other at all times.
Some features of the ‘6 Feet Office’ include see-through shields (often made of acrylic) separating work areas, policies for office navigation, and guidelines for social distancing. For example, a workplace may install signage indicating which doors are to be used specifically for entering and exiting conference rooms, circumnavigating around workstations in a particular direction (such as counterclockwise), and sanitizing surfaces daily.
According to Cushman & Wakefield, in 2017, the calculated space allotted per worker was a cramped 17.6 square feet. For comparison, in 2009, it was just over 211 square feet. That radical decrease of almost 92% went far from unnoticed, as loud co-workers and the inevitable lack of “elbow room” were common complaints. Though the catalyst for the change in spatial allowances is calamitous, it’s no surprise that the return of more space and introduction of the ‘6 Feet Office’ is appreciated by employees worldwide.