Leading with Purpose Mitigates the Great Resignation and Tech for Good in the Future of Work and Automation with Jonathan Wright (IBM)

According to McKinsey’s latest study, 'more than 19 million US workers—and counting—have quit their jobs since April 2021, a record pace disrupting businesses everywhere. Companies are struggling to address the problem, and many will continue to struggle for one simple reason: they don’t really understand why their employees are leaving in the first place. If the past 18 months have taught us anything, it’s that employees crave investment in the human aspects of work. Employees are tired, and many are grieving.

They want a renewed and revised sense of purpose in their work. They want social and interpersonal connections with their colleagues and managers. They want to feel a sense of shared identity. Yes, they want pay, benefits, and perks, but more than that they want to feel valued by their organizations and managers. They want meaningful—though not necessarily in-person—interactions, not just transactions.’ (https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/people-and-organizational-performance/our-insights/great-attrition-or-great-attraction-the-choice-is-yours?cid=soc-web)

In episode 66, host Sheri R. Hinish (SupplyChainQueen) chats with Jonathan Wright, Global Managing Partner in Supply Chain Transformation at IBM about a myriad of topics surrounding talent, leadership, the future of work, and most timely, the great attrition or attraction so many organizations are navigating in the work force. Jonathan believes that Covid accelerated digital 10 years and describes being purpose-led and tech for good can mitigate the Great Resignation by using technology to make humans better versions of themselves. People want choice - most - in this period of great reset. In closing thoughts, Jonathan encourages Rebels to challenge orthodoxes from the past, that we are living in the future now and everyone has something to meaningfully contribute. 

Other key topics include:

  • How access is the new capital.
  • Creating New Pathways in STEM and supply chain
  • Servant leadership
  • Technology equalizers for employment you can use in your journey
  • Diversity is a key ingredient to solve complex problems

To learn more about Jonathan visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathanwright2/ + https://www.ibm.com/services/supply-chain

To learn more about the podcast: visit https://www.supplychainqueen.com

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