A single question can pivot the entire trajectory of leadership and workplace culture dynamics. COVID-19 is a testament to this phenomenon, where leaders were forced into the unknown and challenged to steer through an unimaginable crisis. The question at the heart of every employer was:

“How do we continue to operate effectively while protecting the safety and well-being of our employees?”

This question sparked a massive shift in leadership and HR practices across industries. Without data and pre-existing models tailored to a global crisis, leaders were compelled to rely on their intuition and collective wisdom. The resulting strategies marked a significant departure from the traditional 100% onsite work model, paving the way for remote and hybrid work models that prioritized team collaboration and valued contributions at all levels.

The progression continued. As organizations leaned into the remote work territory, another critical question emerged:

“How do we maintain engagement and performance in the remote work setting?”

The connection between employee engagement and business performance became pronounced, leading to innovative engagement strategies to bolster performance despite the physical disconnect.

These pivotal moments underscore the profound impact strategic questioning can have on our workplaces, motivating us to reevaluate and innovate in the face of difficulty.

“Sometimes the Answer is the Question” ~ Cristina Smith.

Engage in the Conversation: Your Voice Matters!

As we lead during unfamiliar times, what questions do you grapple with in the modern workspace?

We invite you to bring your questions and insights to our upcoming Masterclass: HR Insights for Non-HR Leaders. This month’s session, HR Unplugged: A Dynamic Q&A Forum, promises to be an engaging platform for non-HR leaders and HR professionals to tackle the complexities of our changing workplaces.

Here’s What to Expect:

  • Spotlight on Your Challenges: Your questions and challenges take center stage. Have a pressing HR or leadership question? Submit your questions here and kickstart the conversation.
  • Engage, Vote, and Influence: What’s your biggest leadership hurdle? Share your thoughts via our quick poll and see how your peers navigate similar challenges. Your insights will steer the focus of our Masterclass, ensuring we tackle the most relevant issues.
  • A Transformative Experience: This Masterclass is a stepping stone to progressive leadership and HR practices. Join us to connect with thought leaders, gain actionable insights, and network with peers who are just as eager to elevate their approach to leadership.
  • Share Your Journey: In anticipation of our session, we want to encourage you to share your leadership stories, successes, or lessons learned in the comments below. Let’s inspire and uplift each other as we countdown to the big day.

Together, we’re building a community where exceptional leadership isn’t the exception—it’s the standard. Mark your calendars for April 23, 2024, at 11:30 am, and gear up for a session that promises to be insightful, engaging, and transformative.

Shape Our Masterclass: Your Input is Key

Your participation is crucial in sculpting a Masterclass that resonates with your real-world challenges. Please take a moment to vote on the leadership challenge that speaks to you. Your choice will directly shape our discussions, ensuring we address the most pertinent issues head-on.

Your Call to Action: Vote Now!

This is more than just a poll; it’s your opportunity to influence the narrative and ensure your concerns are heard and addressed. Vote now, share your thoughts, and let’s collectively enhance our leadership and HR practices.

Leave your stories and comments below. Engage, share, and join us on a transformative journey. Your insights today will shape the leadership of tomorrow.

Written by,

Bernadette Jones, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, CEO

Respect in the Workplace Starts With Me™ | Culture-First HR Solutions WBENC & WOSB Certified | Accredited Leadership Coach | DEIB Trainer – San Francisco – Oakland Bay Area