The role of the personnel manager is changing. As the workplace shifts and evolves, executives must take a collaborative leadership approach to increase the performance and participation of distributed teams. Recent research indicates that employees' perceptions of leadership transparency have weakened; 81% of executives say that their company's leadership is transparent when it comes to sharing news affecting the company, while only 58% of employees agree. It is clear that millennials are not comfortable with traditional top-down leadership roles. To create an inclusive environment that energizes teams, unleashes creativity, and cultivates a work culture that is both productive and joyful, executives must embrace collaborative leadership.
This will help to achieve a threefold ROI with Slack and other tools, as well as foster an innovative team. Creating a space for creativity is also essential for encouraging collaboration. Executives should provide their teams with the resources they need to be creative and explore new ideas. This could include providing access to new technologies, offering training opportunities, or simply giving employees the freedom to experiment with different approaches. Finally, executives should strive to create an environment of trust and respect. This means listening to employees' ideas and opinions, valuing their contributions, and providing feedback in a timely manner.
By creating an atmosphere of trust and respect, executives can foster collaboration within their teams.