The four leadership traits you need to create hybrid working “glue”

Written by John Dore Tuesday 12 March 2024
As hybrid working becomes the norm for so many, organisational cohesion can be torn apart. In this extract from 'Glue: Transforming Leadership in a Hybrid World', we learn how to harness a powerful dynamic of engaged and talented people working together
Remote employees slotting pieces of a jigsaw puzzle together

The adoption of remote, hybrid and flexible working is the new normal. But like the old normal, this doesn’t work for everyone. The solution requires a different type of leadership – one that unites, transforms and elevates performance. Leadership that creates ‘glue'. 

Glue. Sounds intriguing, but what is it?

Here, glue is defined as: “A powerful dynamic of highly engaged talented people serving one another, the organisation and their customers, enabling the organisation to grow and thrive.” 

Creating glue requires leaders to act in unusual ways. It is an approach which can feel counter-intuitive: building a sense of belonging through providing greater autonomy; being obsessed with others’ effectiveness, not one’s own; developing random relationships, not strategic alignment; encouraging failure, not fear; and deliberately being unusual, not conforming to the corporate norm.

Want to learn more about the transformative power of ‘glue’ for your organisation?


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