The New Norm: Competencies That Matter Most

According to the latest studies, recruitment rates have declined, generating a state of uncertainty, which will inevitably have a huge impact on how companies recruit new talent. The one thing that is for certain is that the competencies that matter the most for organisations to standout have definitely changed. The only question now is “What are the required competencies and skills that will be needed to succeed in the new normal?”

Agility and Responsiveness

Nowadays, more than ever, being agile and responsive is essential for any organisation, and a crucial trait for any employee.  In a nutshell, agility & responsiveness as a competency defines a cluster of skills, abilities and knowledge that provides you with the confidence to  challenge and disrupt business norms,  to act fast, to continuously improve, to innovate, to learn new things on the go, to continuously explore opportunities, to think creatively and to respond quickly to any emerging opportunities or threats. 

Emotional Resilience

If the ability to adapt to stressful situations and cope with life's ups and downs was a preferred competency before, right now it became crucial. It defines the ability to bounce back from challenging situations, the ability to stay calm and positive, to handle stress constructively and strive to maintain an emotional balance that would allow you to maintain a healthy personal life and a productive work life. 

Building Collaborative Relationships

Moving from managing teams within close proximity to managing virtual teams represents a big mind set shift for leaders around the globe. Collaboration between leaders, managers and employees is now a vital part of any work environment. Embracing diversity, creating opportunities for constructive engagement, operating based on trust, empowering people and recognising the strengths of others are just a few of the elements covered by this competency.


The New Norm: Competencies That Matter Most

Change Agility

Indeed, we keep referring to “agility” once again. While the purpose of change management is to implement strategies, control changes, and help people to adapt to change, agility bring another dimension represented by the ability to quickly and successfully concentrate on what needs to change and to make it happen in the best and fastest possible way.

Flexibility and Adaptability

While we are going through a period of extraordinary change, at a pace never seen before, get ready to unlearn and relearn, to accept the continuous change and embrace it. 

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