How Great Leaders Take On Uncertainty | Anjali Sud and Stephanie Mehta | TED

Really good Interview about leadership and how we should structure work nowadays.

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  1. The CEO of Vimeo, Anjali Sud, leads a global workforce of 1,300 people with diverse backgrounds.
  2. Managing the workforce through the pandemic, a racial reckoning, and a return to the office was challenging.
  3. Anjali emphasizes the importance of agility and leading with humanity as a way to cope with uncertainty.
  4. Vimeo used video-based communication to bring context and nuance to their communication.
  5. The company made an effort to make it easier to talk about things that aren’t working and normalize it.
  6. The use of video communication has helped the organization stay close and be more transparent.
  7. The use of video communication will continue into the future.
  8. Anjali believes that young millennials and Gen Z entering the workforce have a different outlook on work.
  9. The workforce is becoming more video-first as a means of communication.
  10. The workforce is changing with the influx of young millennials and Gen Z and companies need to adapt accordingly.
  11. Vimeo has implemented various ways to listen and understand their employees, including engagement surveys and focus groups.
  12. They realized that employee experiences and desires are diverse and it’s hard to take a “one-size-fits-all” approach.
  13. Vimeo has to be more localized in their approach to support teams in different countries.
  14. The company has changed their approach to Q&A multiple times to figure out the right way to listen and have a dialogue with employees.
  15. The CEO is concerned about making sure that the youngest employees are getting the flexibility, purpose, training and wisdom they need.
  16. There is a challenge in ensuring knowledge transfer due to the distributed workforce.
  17. The CEO and her executive team are modeling how to provide real-time feedback, mentorship and development to their employees.
  18. The executive team has had to design an operating system for how they work together in a distributed environment.
  19. They are working on ways to provide real-time feedback, create the right communication loops and share information effectively.
  20. The CEO realizes that it’s a challenge to provide mentorship and learning opportunities for the youngest employees entering the workforce.