It is not new that we speak about being ‘people focused’ or ‘people centricity’, but with the pandemic, this has become even more important to me as a leader. The character of any business stems from the uniqueness of its people and how we treat them.
For Rockwell Automation, just like many other organizations in our industry and in other sectors, this past year has been both a test of our collective resolve and an opportunity to show that we care about our people.
So how do we do that? As a leadership team, our priority has been to keep our colleagues safe, motivated, and productive. The series of lockdowns in countries across Europe, Middle East, and Africa highlighted that uncertainty is now a given in our working lives. To deal with this uncertainty we have taken a culture-led approach, using an ingrained set of principles to guide how we act day to day, regardless of the external context.
These principles have acted as ground-rules to make sure we do not undermine our commitment to putting our people first. Here are my top 3 thoughts on how to help: