Each month, “Lochhead on Different” episodes explore the need to differentiate people, products, and services in a world that encourages a lot of imitation. Christopher Lochhead is a best-selling author, top podcaster, and former tech-industry CMO. Today, Christopher discusses recent layoffs that took place at Salesforce, and the importance of creating an employee-centric culture. He also presents interesting data points that highlight the disparities between men and women in the workforce and suggests that digital native women are the future of work.
Episode 27 | Employee Centric-Culture and the Future of the Workforce
Note: this episode contains explicit language.
The Big Themes:
- Layoffs at Salesforce: Salesforce recently cut about 10% of its entire workforce which suggests a big shift in performance culture. Business leaders are now looking for a culture that is employee-centric and produces tangible results.
- A choice for listeners to make: How do we have a legendary culture that produces massive results and is a great place to work?
- Women have gained more jobs than men for four months straight: The Wall Street Journal recently reported that women now hold 49.8% of all non-farm-related jobs. A massive amount of “prime-aged men” aged 25-54, are out of work, leading to a massive hole in the economy.
The Big Quote: “What it means is we need to have a conversation. What’s the society we want to have? What’s the work world we want to have? What’s the work culture we want to have? And how do we create true equality of opportunity, and a meritocracy based on, you know, what the people who do well do well, because they produce results, and the people who don’t, don’t. And we want equality around access to opportunity based on real meritocracy. I think, I think… here’s what I know, I think we need to have this discussion.”
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