6 essential skills for hybrid leadership
Human resource should satisfy the most sought-after soft skills, according to a study by PageGroup.
MEXICO CITY. The progress in Covid-19 vaccination and the evolution of the pandemic globally after two years of sanitary crisis has led millions of companies to switch from a 100% remote work model to a hybrid one, which brings new challenges in team management as well as skills. One of the most important ones is being able to generate a sense of community, according to a study by PageGroup.
At present, close to 44.3% of working people surveyed in Latin America do so in a hybrid format, that is, some days at the office and some days at home, as shown in the Perspective Study 2022 LATAM from the human resources consulting firm. Only 20% of people work exclusively from home.
The report also points out that 40% of organizations are certain of keeping this model for the present year. A different document from KPMG published a few days ago -Perspectives from Higher Management in Mexico 2022- reveals that 57% of executives in the country have implemented a hybrid work model.
“Out of the various determinant factors that influence the decision of maintaining this work model, the most important one is the incentive of team interaction (46.1%), followed by productivity (33.7%), which was mentioned several times among those surveyed,” the PageGroup analysis explains.
The survey suggests that leaders face the task to develop and cultivate a very specific array of skills for this new work phase of the pandemic. The following are the most mentioned skills for hybrid leadership by almost 3 thousand collaborators from different areas surveyed in seven Latin American countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Panama, and Peru):
- Digital tools management
- Teammate empowerment
- Respect for job hours
- Creation of a sense of community
- Offering emotional support
- Uncertainty management
The most sought-after skills in 2022
The document also shows the skills that have had the most demand this year. Soft skills are socio-emotional skills necessary to promote healthy relationships for a lifetime, that’s why continuing education project Dalia Empower has proclaimed them ‘life skills’. Among them are resilience, creativity, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, empathy, or self-assurance, which have become essential for the global job market in the digitization and technology era, which the pandemic accelerated.
- Creative thinking
- Emotional intelligence