Work With Purpose

Monday August 29, 2022

Workforce Transformation

Change has become the new normal, whether it is in response to an external shock, or internally generated to capitalise on an emerging strategic opportunity. With change, comes a need for workforce transformation. Given the risks and opportunities that leaders face today, what skills do leaders need in order to successfully lead workforce transformation?

In this episode, we are joined by Adam Canwell, the Australian Lead of People Advisory Services Partner: Victoria at EY, Dr Andrew White, a Senior Fellow in Management Practice at Saïd Business School, Oxford University, and Harinder Sidhu, the Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Listen as they discuss recent research on the skills needed to lead workforce transformation, and its relevance to the Australian public service.

Discussed in this episode:

  • Findings of recent studies in workforce transformation.
  • Factors that are necessary for a successful workforce transformation.
  • Workforce transformation in the Australian public service.

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  • Dr Andrew White image
    Dr Andrew White

    Senior Fellow in Management Practice at the Oxford University’s Saïd Business School

  • Adam Canwell image
    Adam Canwell

    Oceania Workforce Advisory Leader at EY Australia

  • Harinder Sidhu image
    Harinder Sidhu

    IPAA ACT Councillor
    Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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