Fit For the Future
Find Clarity In Uncertainty
In uncertainty and chaos, your people feel unsettled and insecure. You can’t promise them certainty and safety – nobody can – but you can give them greater clarity.In this episode of the Fit For The Future podcast, we explore the three essential parts of creating clarity:Reality (What is): The world has changed, and the first step is to accept that new reality so you can understand how it operates now (and will operate in the future).Possibility (What could be):The people who thrive in change are the possibility thinkers, who look at the big picture and see opportunities created by the change.Priority (What matters):It’s impossible to do everything that’s possible, so become clear about which things to focus on and which you can safely ignore or defer.
Reimagining the Workplace
A year after the mad scramble to get office workers working from home, organisations are grappling with the challenge of understanding the workplace of the future. As restrictions ease and offices become safer workplaces again, there's a strong push by employers to get people back into the office as soon as possible. But it would be a pity if we missed the opportunity to reimagine the future of work and the workplace of the future.https://gihanperera.com
Let's Get Digital!
According to KPMG, digital transformation is the biggest challenge facing leaders in Australia. The pandemic didn't change that - if anything, it accelerated digital transformation by 5-6 years.And yet, McKinsey says 70% of digital transformation efforts fail. Why? Because too many leaders and teams get it wrong. Don’t be digital just for digital’s sake. Do it to better serve your customers, employees, suppliers, investors, and other stakeholders.https://gihanperera.com
Getting up is harder than falling down, and people need time and space to adjust to their situation before they adapt to it. We explore what you can do to empathise with, support, and lead each of your team members.
Twelve Insights for 2021 - And Beyond
As we come towards the end of this wild and crazy year, you might be looking ahead to a very different 2021. In this episode, I share 12 quotations I use with my audiences and clients when talking about innovation, change, disruption, leadership, and making a difference."We’re not broken, just bent." - P!nk"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." - Ian MacLaren"It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it." - Upton Sinclair"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, not the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change." - Charles Darwin"It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him." - J.R.R. Tolkien"It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so." - Josh Billings"When my information changes, I change my mind. Why, what do you do, sir?" – John Maynard Keynes"I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better." - Maya Angelou"Give us the tools and we will finish the job." – Winston Churchill"Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face." – Mike Tyson"In theory, there’s no difference between theory and practice. But in practice, there is." - Benjamin Brewster"Be so good they can’t ignore you." - Steve Martinhttps://gihanperera.com
The Future Of Leadership
In uncertain times, everybody is looking for real leadership. The best leaders provide clarity in confusion, inspire confidence in uncertainty, and act with calm amidst chaos. This podcast episode is an extract from a conversation I had last year with David Frizzell of Team Guru, talking about the future of leadership, teams, and the workplace of the future.http://www.teams.guru/https://gihanperera.com
Building Your WFH Culture
The pandemic has affected us in different ways, and one of the biggest changes for office-based workers is the shift to working from home (WFH). When COVID-19 hit, many office-based teams had to scramble to let people work from home for the first time.If you’re a team leader or manager facing a WFH environment for the first time, it's not easy! You might try to transfer your leadership skills and experience to a remote or hybrid workplace, but it's not as easy as it seems - especially in the middle of a pandemic and a recession.Discover the six stages of a WFH culture, and how you can build stability, growth, and greater productivity into your team.https://gihanperera.com
Leading Through Uncertainty
During the coronavirus pandemic, you might have heard people say, “We’re all in the same boat”. But that’s not true! We’re all in the same storm, but we’re in different boats, navigating our way through the storm. If you’re a leader, you can’t control the storm and you might be stuck with the boat you’re in. But you can influence the way you lead your people and your organisation through that storm.* Your future customer has different priorities* The pandemic will change some things forever* Here's a disruption you might not see until it's too late!* Think like a beginner on the road to recoveryIs it time to think the unthinkable?https://GihanPerera.com
Reimagining the Post-Pandemic Workplace
The office has only been around for 200 years, and it was essential in the past but isn’t now. COVID-19 has created our biggest work-from-home experiment, and that’s a good thing fur workplaces in the long term. With the acceleration of digital transformation, organisations have the opportunity to change when, where, and how we work - forever.Resources:Colliers - Working from home during COVID-19https://www2.colliers.com/en-SK/News/Working-from-home-during-COVOID19PwC - COVID-19 CFO Pulse Surveyhttps://www.pwc.com/us/en/library/covid-19/pwc-covid-19-cfo-pulse-survey.htmlRobert Half - COVID-19 and the Workplacehttps://www.roberthalf.com/blog/management-tips/covid-19-and-the-workplace-employees-weigh-inGartnerhttps://www.zdnet.com/article/cfos-looking-to-make-remote-work-telecommuting-more-permanent-following-covid-19-says-gartner-survey/