What does supportive leadership mean?
If leadership is understood as a function and duty, the entire enterprise system can be caught in the reporting and control scenario. The focus on the customer is lost. Thinking up and down, thinking and doing are often separated. Employees become underage recipients of orders, whose motivation and commitment is worked on with leadership instruments.
Leadership in New Work equals empowerment and means above all support by removing barriers and providing access to resources and knowledge. Every employee can and may make a contribution and design and prioritise his or her work in line with customer needs.
This trust in the employees results in joint action at eye level.
Statements on this trend
Which of the following statements apply to your work environment? Think of concrete examples.
- Leadership is a role that everyone can take on for the benefit of the team
- Everyone in the team can proactively contribute and develop their individual strengths
- We are empowered to act on our own responsibility and with a sense of purpose
- We communicate without hierarchi-cal barriers and value each other in our diversity of opinions
What conclusions have you/they drawn for you here? Share it with the whole community! So we all learn together. This is also New Work!