The coronavirus crisis has meant remote working practices haver had to be adopted by many organisation and many leaders have been forced to manage virtual teams for the first time. As organisations begin to look at how best to return to work, many changes will remain with us for a number of months. Remote working practices will continue for lots of organisations and as the furlough scheme comes to an end, organisations will have to face up to the economic impact of the crisis.

This has certainly created a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) environment for the foreseable future. There are a number of capabilities that are likely to be critical in responding effectively to the challenges we are facing. Innovation and flexibility will be needed to maintain performance. Authentic leadership is built on a foundation of trust and is going to be essential in enabling people to develop skills that will be necessary for success.

What is interesting to note is that all of these capabilities can be assessed and developed. Psychometrics, interviews and other assessments can be tailored towards ensuring people have the capabilities needed to succeed. Development can also be provided in each of these capabilities to help your team thrive during these difficult times.

We have set out these ten critical capabilities below.