EVALUATE YOUR LEADERSHIP
WHAT CAN YOU DO TODAY TO INCLUDE THE NEXT GENERATION?
When preparing for this session I couldn't help thinking about the difficulty in getting this done. In my career I've been through many sessions on changing our business culture and saw many of these initiatives fall flat.
I believe most businesses have the best intentions and have multiple meetings, policy manual updates, colorful posters declaring the new adopted culture, yet continue to fall short.
I believe the top down declaration doesn't work because there was no manager buy in to the process. Maybe the top tier but somehow missed the employees in the trenches. If we really want to change the culture of our company we need to start with the front line managers.
Many businesses don't believe they have a culture or one that needs changing. Most experts believe in the next five to ten years millennials will make up 50-75% of the workforce. With delayed retirements many companies will have four generations working at the same time.
Today is the time to evaluate your leadership culture, what can you do today to include the next generation? How are you recruiting, training and retaining this generation? How are you adjusting to four generations in the workplace? How are you preparing for your competition and how have you separated yourself from the pack?
- Andrew Hunt, Director of Business Strategy, DayCloud Studios; Partner/Financial Advisor, Hiley Hunt Wealth Management