Through the Covid-19, what enhances and impedes creativity and teamwork in our organization?
Amid anxiety and uncertainty after the outbreak of Covid-19, the most critical factor for individual creativity and teamwork is considered ‘Leadership’.
‘Leadership’ plays a more critical role during the time of crisis. Depending on what type of leadership employees have, it can either enhance individual creativity and teamwork or impede it. People get more likely to be voluntary and eager to get involved in meeting the corporate objectives with great teamwork and try to find the solutions to the problems stemming from the Covid-19. We often notice that many employees feel reluctant to give opinions proactively or afraid of giving honest thoughts and ideas when requested by their bosses, who need to come up with the right solutions to tackle the problems the company encounters such as impending financial crunch and unexpected deep decline in sales, and so on. Many of the employees often remain quiet or not active enough to talk about what they need to do in critical situations leading the company to crisis. One of the reasons may be the fact that they are just afraid of being criticized by anybody in the organization, especially in front of their bosses or colleagues.
In fact, it is leadership to make employees feel good or bad about where they work. If they have a leadership to feel free to give own opinions whenever, they would do so without much hesitation given that it is assumed to be ordinary.
To have such a positive corporate environment, first and most importantly, it is ‘leadership’.
When there is strong leadership in place in the organization, it will be much faster to get things enhanced and to cope with many issues related to Covid19 in more effective ways.
It is CEO that makes employee have strong leadership.This is called “CEO leadership”.
Author: AJPOP Consulitng, CEO Jungwan Shin
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