Leadership development is the most important talent issue facing UK organisations this year, according to Deloitte’s UK Human Capital Trends 2014 report. It also revealed that the increased focus on leadership development could be due to changing leadership needs and the challenge of addressing multiple generations of leaders, with ‘the Millennial Generation’ now accounting for 34% of the global workforce, set to swell to 75% by 2025.
We have all seen this new wave of employees enter the workforce with a new set of aspirations and expectations than those traditionally held. They grew up watching their parents working long hours in inflexible, structured ‘jobs for life’ so, when it came to their turn to enter the working world, they quickly began to challenge established practices.
The challenge has been for organisations to align their leadership development with this changing, more dynamic culture. This new force of leadership looks for new and more innovative ways to develop this skill set.
In developing the social feedback tool of our my360plus leadership development program, many of the features were developed with this in mind. This new generation wants instant proven results, delivered in real time, without time-consuming admin or time away from the office. We also know that giving and receiving feedback online is now more readily accepted as ‘the norm’, with social media embedded in daily lives.
So what is ‘social feedback’? Our my360plus leadership development starts with a 360 leadership profile with specific, objective feedback on the use of Schroder’s high performance leadership behaviours. The results are delivered in plain meaningful language, and the acclaimed ‘Social Feedback’ feature ensures continuous development by creating online learning networks whereby colleagues are coached to coach each other on specific skills. The whole system is user friendly and fully automated, providing real-time performance improvements for today’s leaders.
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‘I have already seen major changes in how people are behaving at management meetings and it’s making a big difference’ Global HRD