People at the Centre: Myth or Reality?

Article written by Monika Stoiber, Simonetta Cavasin and Paola Valassina. Published on Sviluppo & Organizzazione March/April 2024.

In this article recently published by ESTE ITALIA on ” Sviluppo & Organizzazione”, our colleagues: Monika Stoiber, Simonetta Cavasin and Paola Valassina, analysed what it means today to ‘put people at the centre’: a well-known principle that has gained traction since the pandemic, driven by the increasing recognition that people are genuine stakeholders, essential for ensuring an organization’s long-term sustainability.

They addressed this topic with some Chief People Officers, engaging through both a structured survey and ongoing dialogue. Their reflections revolve around three fundamental pillars of human resource management:  knowledge, listening, and participation. Chief People Officers face complex challenges such as Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, organizational fluidity, and the evolution of leadership models. Technology and sustainability profoundly influence people’s management. The ability to manage change requires strategic vision, implementation skills, and inclusivity.

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