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Wundamail Voices: The Future of Work, with Sabrina Stocker

May 18, 2020

Remote Working, Team Management, Workplace Culture, Wundamail Voices


Sabrina Stocker, Public Figure, CEO of My Tennis Events, Active Dragons and Co-Founder of Shopping Slot

This week on Wundamail Voices, we hear from Sabrina Stocker, who shares her thoughts on how businesses might operate and adapt in a post-pandemic world.

What do you think the future of work looks like post-crisis?

Encouraged Intrapreneurship

“I think we need to encourage intrapreneurship. The term intrapreneurship refers to a system which allows an employee to act like an entrepreneur within a company.

“Many business models may not survive post-crisis unless they adapt to the changing environment. This could be anything from changing their products, becoming more online or finding new uses from their resources.

“As a business owner, it's sometimes hard to see beyond the companies core principles and adapt, whereas employees may have a fresh and new perspective.”


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How can managers and leaders prepare for a new normal?

“Managers & leaders should openly encourage this intrapreneurship by allowing employees time to work on their own projects for the company.

“This could be anything from half a day a week of brainstorming and pitching through ideas for the company, to incentivising through profit shared projects using company resources.

“By incentivising them to have the confidence to share their ideas and have that sense of control, it'll allow ideas to be heard.

“Intrapreneurship should always be encouraged in the workplace. It'll allow employees to feel more valued, empowered and ultimately give the company new ideas to grow.”


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Does the current situation reflect the future of work for employees?

Working from home will become the norm

“Definitely. Many employees are currently working efficiently from home and having meetings on video conferences. The need to come into the office and have in-person meetings is becoming outdated. Many businesses will look to become leaner through increasing their work from home policies and reducing their office space rental.

“Managers and leaders need to lead through example. It's easy to get distracted or lose productivity when working from home, but ultimately if the company’s employees go down this route, they will lose the freedom and independence of being able to work from home. By being clear and honest through expectations and feedback, it'll be an ongoing process to adapt to the new work way.

“The 9-5 office layout provides the social and community side of work. Yes, we work for a paycheck, but to keep motivated and team lead employees, having the social interaction is essential.

“I think having a compromise of work from home and in-office days would be key to find that balance.”

For more of Sabrina’s thoughts, you can find her on her social media channels below.



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