So how must we respond? The great managers of the future will need to be masters of moderating a torrent of e-mail exchange. Their radar - for decisions which can be made "on the fly" versus those that need to be held for deeper discussion - will need to be sharp. And before managers clean out inboxes like eager beavers - they will be better at considering consequences - for example, the impact a leader's early reply can have on stifling other perspectives or new ideas.
Most importantly, the best managers will prove to be good role models themselves. Respecting weekends, not sending midnight e-mails, putting off important decisions till a robust debate can be had. This is now an indispensable part of management culture.
Gyan is an award winning talent strategist and commentator, who is deeply invested in researching ongoing changes to the global talent pool. As CEO and Principal at PeopleLENS Global Associates, Gyan trains and coaches business leaders on talent management; and travels the world speaking on leadership and 21st century talent trends. His upcoming book “Talent Economics – The Fine Line between Winning and Losing the Global War for Talent” (Kogan Page) is slated for global release on 3rd December 2012. You can follow his work and research at www.PLGAonline.com and preorder the book at - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Talent-Economics-Between-Winning-Losing/dp/0749468483
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