This new world represents an enormous challenge
and responsibility for leaders

responsabilidade para os líderes

Testimony of João Moreira, CEO of Abaco Consulting, published in Líder Magazine [PT Only] : https://lidermagazine.sapo.pt/joao-moreira-este-novo-mundo-representa-um-enorme-desafio-e-responsabilidade-para-os-lideres/

There are no easy solutions or formatted and immediate prescriptions. What is known, or foreseen, is still not enough to guarantee serenity. «The good news is that, through technology, we can turn the whole situation into an opportunity to improve the way we all do our business».

João Moreira, CEO of Abaco Consulting, speaks to us bluntly about the pressures of teleworking. «More and more the remote will be part of our culture». Now, what few still admit is related to the “ailments” and problems that distance will create in the culture of organizations and in relationships.

«In this new and unknown future, everything is a candidate for change. So, why not use this occasion to proactively challenge the long-standing rules and lead the way to a stronger sector that is able to offer better experiences to customers? »

We listened to some leaders on the role of technology in the service of leadership. João Moreira accepted the challenge, without leaving aside hope and some technologies that, he believes, will be on the agenda.

«” Nothing will be as before “must be the phrase that we have read and heard the most recently, not least because we all realize that more and more the remote will be part of our culture. But if, on the one hand, the fact that there are fewer trips will allow an increase in daily interactions and the pace at which we make (or receive) decisions will accelerate. On the other hand, regardless of the existing technology, distance and teleworking will inevitably create problems in the cultures of organizations.

We are human beings and we undoubtedly need to relate and this I think may be one of the most difficult problems to solve because we do not have an obvious solution indicated.

There will also be some pressure, driven by telecommuting, on the ability to deliver and the need for tools to keep up with this pace. In the same vein, the tools for monitoring and monitoring health and safety at work will definitely be on the agenda, as it is necessary to continue to react quickly.

Although this whole new world represents a huge challenge and responsibility for leaders, the good news is that, through technology, we can transform the whole situation into an opportunity to improve the way we all do our business. In this new and unknown future, everything is a candidate for change. So, why not use this opportunity to proactively challenge long-standing rules and lead the way to a stronger sector that is able to offer better customer experiences? »

[The testimony was published in the 12th edition of Líder magazine.]