Over the last 24 months, every employer has been scrambling to meet the needs of a fast-changing workforce. Too often this means playing defense, reacting to the next obstacle. Now is the time for leaders to go on offense, to build environments that attract talent, and create a people and organizational competitive advantage.
There is tremendous potential in creating individuals and teams that achieve high performance, which in turn will lead to sustainable performance in organizations. The role of the company in people’s lives has changed. It’s now about thinking how to be the place people want to work versus have to work, and a big part of that is creating a culture of learning and adaptability so people have the skills required to perform their jobs within the company—and for when they leave.
This is an opportunity to do away with bureaucracy and non-value-added processes and meetings, and really re-think how an organization works. When people are cared for, can focus on what matters most, enjoy their day-to-day experience, and deliver on their purpose, individual performance will peak, organizational health will be at an all-time high, and the organization itself will achieve high performance sustainably.
Read the article at McKinsey & Company.