Over the month of May we'll be exploring the topics of change and challenge, against the backdrop of all things virtual. Whether it's virtual teams we are supporting or virtualizing our relationships and working with others many miles away - or just across the city - we're going to explore several of the key skills and themes we need to leverage. Be sure to also check out Monday posts which focus on Effective Virtual Conversations.
Over the course of the month we're going to be exploring skills required such as Listening, Curiosity, Experimentation and Open-mindedness. Problem solving and Prioritization also round out the set.
The first skill I wanted to look at today is the skill set of experimentation and rapid iteration which is being embraced by so many organizations and teams today. With the rapid pace of change, projects that used to take years, may now be scaled down to months, given the speed at which things are changing and becoming obsolete. Working in micro-windows vs. macro intiatives are becoming more common place. The role of "Specializing Generalist" is being sought out regularly within some teams. While the role may vary it is often defined as someone who brings expertise but can also work across functions or in different roles as a generalist would. Many virtual team members have already developed these capabilities, in part due to their autonomy and need to often rely on themselves, or a much smaller team, to get things done.
What are you noticing about change, complexity and how this is impacting your teams and work right now? How is the conversation changing? What is shifting?
I hope that you will enjoy our conversations this month,
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