People Matters Magazine May 2022: A New Take on Employee Empowerment

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Building a culture that is ready to incubate such tech disruptions is necessary to ensure that your digital transformation initiative takes off the ground right.

As the HR function becomes more digitised, what are the significant challenges that might come up, and how can leadership address them efficiently in the era of hybrid work? When disruptive leaders are at the forefront of driving digital transformation, fostering creativity within a team can be more complex because it relies on people’s comfort level with technology and collaboration. Teamwork and collaboration have always been complex issues. The bottom line is that technology offers advantages, flexibility, and mobility. Leaders will need various talents and competencies to lead a hybrid working model. Businesses

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will need to adapt their work procedures to a hybrid working paradigm to sustain employee engagement and productivity. Leaders must undergo a paradigm shift to acquire skills, such as making analytical decisions, learning new technologies, and adopting them effectively. Business leaders require robust emotional intelligence to confront remote leadership challenges and the capacity to create the right attitude within teams to foster autonomy, responsibility and learning agility.

How can technologies be designed to impact the softer aspects of the workplace, such as work culture, wellbeing, collabo-

rative practices, and even employee engagement? We are witnessing the rise of technology platforms designed to implement an innovative culture and improve the employee experience. Integrating technology and culture can help in a clear line of communication and empower employees to meet an organisation’s expectations. Access to accurate, real-time data allows managers to comprehend their team’s work habits, improve efficiency and transparency, and encourage goodwill practices within an organisation for employee retention. Employees can work most effectively and productively through performance management tools that