Determining fact from fiction is harder than ever in a socially connected and digital world. Add to that a common global experience - like a pandemic - and we certainly have a lot to talk about!
Here in the executive recruitment and leadership business, we have heard plenty of fiction about how this year has impacted executive recruiting and organizational design. That’s why Boyden Executive Search is kicking off a new myth-busting series.
Over the coming weeks, we will be calling out the assumptions we are hearing and leverage our data, insights and experiences to validate or refute the facts. Each week, we will dive a little deeper into the topics below. Along the way, we welcome your questions, comments and any new topics you would like us to explore. Let’s begin:
In truth… The new normal is being defined as it relates to executive orientation in a pandemic world. Sure it might not be as simple, but forward-thinking organizations are embracing the opportunity to learn new approaches and Boyden is helping them navigate this unchartered territory.
Fact… The world has changed. You can't stay the same. It is imperative organization’s have an eye to how digital transformation, increased regulation, more consolidation and other economic trends inspired by the pandemic may shape business needs.
Actually… The prevalence of pandemic-related furlough and unemployment rates may create more competition and selection at the manager level and below, but it remains a seller’s market for talent in the executive ranks.