After the pandemic, companies start to realize the need for abolishing annual budgets linked to fixed performance targets and rewards to reap the benefits of increased adaptability and intrinsic people motivation. Few competitive advantages remain for companies who want to survive and flourish. One such competitive advantage is to learn faster than the competition to be innovative and creative and invent and produce new products and services that customers want and need. But it requires a totally different leadership mindset that promotes psychologically safe environments with people who dare to make mistakes and learn from them.
Agile People Coaches see organizations as social systems, not machines. They recognize that people and relationships build organizations, and if their motivation is high enough, they will find ways to innovate and provide value together. Of course, we still need structures, but just enough to provide cohesion instead of restriction. We need to foster great business cultures to guide behaviors and incentivize people to do things that will help them perform in a common direction. In this scenario, the future career path for leaders and HR professionals is to adopt an Agile People Coach’s competencies, which aims to create the right conditions for individuals, teams, and the whole organization to grow and develop and change as needed to survive.