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New careers, skills and remote working post-Covid

New careers, skills and remote working post-Covid

Written by Barbara Hofleitner | Reviewed by Nina Peitler

Created on: 30 Mar 2021 | Updated on: 22 Apr 2021

News category: "News on Living Innovation"

Our 4th Online Dialogue on new careers, skills and remote working post-Covid took place on April 20th, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has triggered radical change across all sectors. Organizations all across the world are confronted with a new working arrangements and constantly face new challenges. In order to turn these challenges into opportunities, a new set of skills is required. 

On April 20th, our fourth Online Dialogue took place. Together with high-level experts we discussed the implications of the Covid-19 pandemic for the workspace.

Three vibrant talks offered intriguing insights followed by a discussion on

  1. Which trends will stick to the post-Covid working environment;
  2. Which skills are required for leaders and managers in remote working; and
  3. How agility and lifelong learning will influence the organizational performance in the post-Covid world

Listen to the experts:

  • Anu Madgavkar is is MGI Partner at McKinsey & Company and author of “The Future of Work after COVID-19”. She presented the outcomes of a study from the McKinsey Global Institute and discussed the main trends, sparked by Covid-19 that are likely to persist after the pandemic.

“We expect an increase in occupational transitions between 10 - 25% compared to the past. Over 100 million workers may need to switch occupations in order to stay employed in the future.”

Leaders will have to determine the right hybrid remote working model and reskill their employees in order to prepare them for the future.”

Watch her presentation

  • Barbara Stöttinger is is Dean of the Executive Academy at the University of Economics and Business Vienna and Associate Professor of International Marketing Management. She discussed the current and future challenges for leaders, and what knowledge, skills and competencies will be required in the post-pandemic world.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has worked as an accelerator of digital transformation and change, putting great pressure on managers and executives.”

Collaborative leadership forms, extensive communication and co-creation help in overcoming the challenges of remote working.”

Watch her presentation

  • Michael Köttritsch is Head of the Management & Career Department of the Austrian newspaper “Die Presse”. He provided interesting insights on the effects of remote working on new required skillsets by sharing his experiences from interviewing leaders from various industries.

 “The future of remote working will result in a shift from traditional labor contracts to service contracts. This will require trust and controlling from leaders.”

“Apart from a digital mindset, emotional and communicational skills are more important than ever before.”

Watch his presentation

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