Josh Bersin, a leading U.S. analyst in business leadership and recruitment highlights a pandemic triggered “movement towards human-centered leadership, human-centered management, and valuing employees as assets, not just labour and expense…and that means empowerment, development and investment”. Fortune reports that 'his company has just released a report highlighting the importance to companies of agility, purpose, and open forums for feedback, among other recommendations.'
Organisations have been attempting to drive people centric strategies for years in a bid to improve company performance, with varied success depending on their culture and commitment to, well, their people. It's one thing to say it, but another thing to mean it. This time, there seems to be a shift change. Josh Bersin's research states that the percentage of people leaving their jobs voluntarily is at an all time high in the U.S. with similar reports in the U.K., and he asks,
"Is this really the impact of change, or the impact of the inability of organizations to manage change effectively?"
The most successful organisations are likely to be those who transform their business models to operate around the employee and make 'people the purpose of the business'.
Those who respond will attract the best talent. It's going to be an interesting year. Full article here...