August 7, 2020

Skills you need to succeed in post COVID-19

Leaders should be able to reskill and upskill the workforce to deliver new business models in the post-pandemic era. To meet this challenge, companies should craft a skill management strategy that develops employees’ skills in the areas of; adaptive leadership, creativity & innovation, negotiation, complex problem solving, Judgement & decision making, and cognitive flexibility.

Adaptive Leadership

Adaptive leadership was made for evolution and growth in response to a changing environment. Adaptive leaders recognize that they are supporting and promoting shifts in the status quo that led to the unknown and the uncertain.  Impart knowledge on adaptive leadership and improving as an adaptive leader in the post COVID-19 situation by addressing its’ principles and traits and instill the confidence in taking up leadership roles. Adaptive leaders will both have to stay discomfort while encouraging others.

Creativity & Innovation

COVID-19 crisis has suggested that it may not always be the case that time is needed to develop a creative and innovative response, and creativity can nevertheless thrive. By understanding components and types for creative thought, accomplishments, and innovation implementation in their workplace. Understand the role of creativity and innovation in the fight against COVID-19, as well as their relationship to resilience and coping with a company in a crisis situation, with a specific focus on understanding what is currently occurring with regard to the changes in society.


But humans often resist change; we are negotiating change within ourselves every day because it’s in our nature to stick with the more comfortable and familiar status quo. The role of negotiation and principles of negotiation in which changes models may be able to help parties not just navigate the changes required by the crisis, but set the stage for a recovery that will leave us stronger. Developing crisis negotiation skills that can make or break a negotiator in heated conflicts.

Complex problem solving

Problems are part of the day-to-day business. It could arise at different levels and at any time. Discussing the common types of problems and activities that would provide the participants with the first-hand experience as to how to tackle them during post COVID 19. The pace of change and volume of information employees encounter each day made it difficult to make the right decisions. Focus on complex problem-solving skills and the ability for employees to think critically.

Judgment & Decision making

Every organization needs to investigate the effects of the current crisis on their business and derive appropriate measures based on a clear outside-in perspective. Understanding practically the nitty-gritty of decision-making skills. Understanding the challenges faced during decision making and resource management and decision-making needs to involve a fact-based approach including the gathering of valuable information to assess different options during post COVID-19 at the end of this session.

Cognitive flexibility

Cognitive flexibility refers to our ability to disengage from one task and respond to another or think about multiple concepts at the same time. Building cognitive flexibility is a way to develop professionally and keep up with the ever-changing work environment during COVID-19. Developing cognitive flexibility during post COVID 19; methods. Challenges in developing cognitive flexibility and best ways to improve cognitive flexibility productively such as altering daily routine, seeking new experiences, challenging morals, etc. Knowing the best ways to develop cognitive flexibility in a productive way to the workplace during COVID-19





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