Leading a High Performing, Flexible Work Team in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond
Leading a High Performing Flexible Work Team
in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond
Monday, June 29, 2020
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. EST
Zoom link will be provided separately.
The rapid, unexpected pivot to remote and flexible work in response to COVID-19 transformed not only the workplace, but what it means to lead a team during the pandemic and beyond. What new skills and tools are needed to manage, engage and motivate a team when work is no longer a “where” but a “what” that can be done anyplace, anytime and anywhere? Join internationally recognized flexible workplace strategist and author Cali Williams Yost '95, as she shares insights into:
- What “high performance” flexibility is and why this more responsive, strategic way of working matters now more than ever
- Why it’s not just the infrastructure of flexible work (e.g. technology, workspace on and offsite, remote work and flexible time) but a culture of shared leadership that leads to success, and
- • What tools and behaviors effectively allow leaders to communicate and stay connected with their teams as they work in a more flexible, intentional, and less hierarchical way
About Cali Williams Yost '95:
Cali Williams Yost is an internationally-recognized flexible workplace strategist and futurist. She is the Founder and CEO of the Flex+Strategy Group, a solutions company that helps leaders unlock performance and engagement by reimagining how, when and where work is done.
For more than two decades, Yost has foreseen many early flexible workplace trends. She’s used those insights to help organizations build dynamic, future-ready cultures that attract and retain an engaged, diverse workforce; increase productivity and innovation; enhance employee well-being and ensure readiness to respond to operating disruptions.
Clients have included: Con Edison, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Quest Diagnostics, BDO USA, UBS Americas, National Institutes of Health, EY, Freddie Mac, the Singapore Government, the United Nations, Columbia University, NYU and Stanford University.
A former commercial banker, Yost graduated with honors from Columbia Business School where she’s noted as an alumnus “Changing the World.” In 2018, Yost was named one of the global management thinkers “On the Radar” by Thinkers50, and she has been cited as one of Forbes’s 40 Women to Watch Over 40.
Her work is rooted in original research around the skills individuals need to take control of their work+life “fit” by leveraging how, when and where they do their jobs and manage their lives.
She coined and codified the concept in the empowering book, Tweak It: Make What Matters to You Happen Every Day, (Center Street/Hachette, 2013), and the critically-acclaimed, Work+Life: Finding the Fit That’s Right for You (Riverhead/Penguin Group, 2004).
Called “one of the most sophisticated minds” on the transformation of work by The New York Times, her commentary frequently appears in the media including in the Wall Street Journal, the TODAY Show and NPR. Yost has been named one of Mashable’s top career experts on Twitter and awarded “Best of the Web” distinctions by Forbes.com. She lives in NYC metro area with her husband, two daughters and sits on the Board of a local YMCA.
This event is co-sponsored by Leadership Lab as part of The Leadership Co-Curricular Series under the auspices of The Reuben Mark Initiative for Organizational Character and Leadership.