The double-disruption of the global pandemic and automation will change the way we work forever. The days of micro-management are over in the remote working, work from home scenario. Individual employees now have to lead themselves and future-proof themselves as best they can for the disruptions that lie ahead.
Self-leadership and self-management are a focus in Nikki’s latest book, Future-proof Yourself (Penguin Random House). They will be vital skills helping staff to succeed and add value, either from within the organisation, or from outside if they shift to becoming part of the on-demand (gig economy) workforce. This is a growing trend around the world as head offices shrink, workforces become more distributed, companies farm out work on a project basis instead of employing more people, and remuneration and benefits packages change.