What efficient mentorship looks like
Harvard Business Review
While plenty of literature focuses on general mentorship strategies — the why, what, who, where, and when — strategies to save time and energy are often overlooked.
The goal of efficient mentoring is straightforward: to become a more adept mentor with an even larger group of mentees while expending less energy and less time. This is not just about finding ways to get more from your efforts. By setting clear boundaries and expectations, it’s possible to foster important skills and offer stronger networks that may prove more useful for mentees in the long run.
How to engage your team in work redesign
The problem of having too much work to do in too little time existed before COVID-19, but now has been exacerbated by the pandemic. Employees who survive layoffs are expected to take on more, and our individual capacity is now diminished by the additional fatigue people have been experiencing, among other factors.
Engaging with employees in work redesign that supports both the organisation’s goals and the employees’ goals can bring many benefits – most notably, helping employees to work in a more sustainable way that supports their personal priorities, such as their families and health.
In the pandemic, we all have an opportunity to step back and examine what’s going well and what’s not and envision how work can change for the better.
The imperatives for automation success
At a time when companies are increasingly embracing technologies such as robotic process automation, natural language processing, and artificial intelligence, and as companies’ automation efforts mature, the imperatives for automation success are shifting.
Leaders can take the following steps to capitalise on the potential of automation:
1. Identify and focus on the most critical business processes
2. Invest in people and new ways of working
3. Encourage cross-functional collaboration