Change is order of the decade
If business leaders have learned one thing over the past few years about the future of work, it’s that it is far from certain. The pace of globalisation has never been faster; the imbalance between old and young has never been so dramatic; and the growth of technology has never been quicker.
In a world where change is not just order of the day, but order of the decade, businesses need to constantly innovate to keep ahead of the curve. And with that, frame these prevalent macro-economic shifts as opportunities rather than challenges; future proofing your talent strategy to spur your organisation forward.
This is the exact mission that global IT services giant, Fujitsu, is undertaking. In the view of UK & Ireland CEO Michael Keegan, it is people that will ultimately drive success. “Fujitsu is a great company with lots of brilliant technology, but people are the essence. When customers buy Fujitsu, they are buying the dedication and professionalism of our people. The technology doesn’t walk and talk; people do.”
And Keegan sees his role as leading and inspiring the people, listening to colleagues and getting their knowledge and expertise and being able to deploy that in a way that can take business forward. “My role is not about micromanaging or having all the answers. It’s about giving people the freedom to run the business,” he reveals.