People need to be at the center of a company’s strategy to succeed.
Julia White, chief marketing and solutions officer and member of the Executive Board of SAP SE, explains that this entails several components, starting with purpose-led work, upskilling and reskilling, and diversity, equity and inclusion. In the IT industry, for example, women make up only 26% of the workforce. SAP has achieved 35% but the company recognizes it has further to go. Alexander Hiller, managing director and partner of Russell Reynolds Associates, echoes these thoughts, explaining how manager attributes such as empathy and purpose-led cultures can be a competitive advantage. Finally, Luka Mucic, chief financial officer and member of the Executive Board of SAP SE, explains how motivated employees drive innovation out of the insights they get from data.