Trust-based leadership as the key to sustainable corporate success

Home working is now common practice at most companies as a result of the corona pandemic. Instead of face-to-face contact, exchanges between colleagues and with clients take place via video conferences and telephone calls. Working from home is positively received by the majority of employees. Many appreciate the opportunity to better combine family and career and report more concentrated working conditions. After corona, many employees will prefer a combination of home office and presence time in the office. Working environments are becoming hybrid.

What are the consequences for corporate leadership? And what is required to remain successful in the new, hybrid office worlds in the long term?

Our managing director Richard Weller answered these questions as a speaker in the webinar "Motivation of employees working from home – no problem?" run by the Webforum Home Office back in December 2020 for over 60 decision-makers from the areas of organization and HR. In his opinion, there needs to be a rethink in employee management. Traditional methods of performance measurement, especially the measurement of working time as a performance parameter, no longer work due to the distance and are no longer up-to-date. "Trust in employees is important for corporate success. Instead of rigid work accounts, the appreciation of each individual, the team spirit and the sense of purpose through operational activities are the success factors that lead a company to sustainable success" says Richard Weller.