Do you think that Business Organisations now look for certain new competencies for managers? If so, what is your perspective in this respect?
RS One of the most critical competencies for managers in post-pandemic era is managing continuous change. Control is a phenomenon related to bygone era. Talent, consumer behaviour, supply chains, inflation- every aspect of running an organisation is changing like quicksand and managers must improvise, steady, and again improvise. Not once but all the time.
World is also changing from being tech-enabled to tech-dependent. Only philosophers can afford to remain tech-agnostic. Managers not only have to be tech-literate but tech-wise, being able to dance between adopting between the latest and scalable technologies with the sole objective of reducing friction points at interfaces. I will talk about this a little later.
In their book, Four Critical Skills for Tomorrow’s Innovation Workforce, Tucker J. Marion, Sebastian K. Fixson and Greg Brown also use the word...