Karen Greenbaum, Forbes Human Resources Council Contributor, CEO and President of the AESC, explain what companies need to accelerate after the Pandemic : AGILITY, COLLABORATION, INCLUSION and INNOVATION.
“The pandemic has placed the cultures of organizations under the microscope. Unfortunately, not everyone has liked what they’ve seen. If there is any positive to this crisis, it is that it has allowed us to see things differently and better understand where there are cracks in our systems, on scales both large and small. Through the crisis, organizational leaders have seen where they have gaps in their business models and among their executive teams.
What we recently gleaned from an AESC survey of C-suite leaders is that CEOs often do not have the same view of their organizations’ cultures as do their functional leaders. Boards and CEOs tend to see their cultures as critical and effective in attracting and retaining top talent. HR executives are also more likely to also see cultures through these rose-colored glasses. But as we look at other C-suite leaders — finance, marketing, technology — there is quite a different view.
As we move toward recovery from the pandemic, CEOs will want to reassess their strategies, talent and cultures to ensure all are aligned across the organization. So, what are the key ingredients for an organizational culture that will thrive in a world that will look different than what we have been accustomed to?