HR: 5 sustainability questions to ask today — Michael Mauro

Green is great, but what about the sustainability of your workforces?

1. Are we overlooking talent?

2. How can we reskill our workforce?

3. What does that onboarding experience look like?

4. How can leaders give their teams more time to experiment and innovate?

  • Become role models, give direction, be adventurous, stay curious, be kind and open, scrap micromanagement, and become a more personal presence.
  • Live, breathe, and communicate your values.
  • Foster a culture of innovation, collaboration, and cross-pollination of ideas. Build a diverse and adaptable team with new perspectives and allow everyone to contribute to change. Like at DHL — it encourages staff to work with groups of customers and clients to come up with new solutions to complex issues.
  • Make goals and the bigger picture clear, so everyone understands the impact they can have. When you give employees a stake in the success of the transformation, you’ll see increased drive and passion.
  • Focus on inspiring, empowering, incentivising and developing every employee, and nurturing growth mindsets.
  • Give employees a level of flexibility and autonomy. You’ll see lower absenteeism and higher engagement. That mum you let work from home 2 days per week might have your next big idea.
  • Get rid of fear of failure, encourage risk-taking and establish psychological safety for everyone. Failure isn’t scary as long as you measure and learn from it. And as Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey puts it, “If we’re not making mistakes, we’re not trying hard enough.”
  • Accommodate and personalise experiences such as brainstorming, so that everyone feels comfortable.

5. What does a sustainable workforce look like to us?

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Leadership development consultant, facilitator, Executive coach & HR thought leader, transforming today’s leaders into tomorrow’s radical change agents.

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Michael Mauro

Michael Mauro

Leadership development consultant, facilitator, Executive coach & HR thought leader, transforming today’s leaders into tomorrow’s radical change agents.

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