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People-centred change in times of great upheaval

By O.C. Tanner | |2 minute read
People Centred Change In Times Of Great Upheaval

In this special episode of The HR Leader Podcast, produced in partnership with O.C. Tanner, the global leader in strengthening organisational culture through meaningful employee recognition, Russell Flint and Paul Stratford discuss the challenges of managing change and uncertainty in the workplace during Newmont’s acquisition of Newcrest Mining.

Russell, the Director of Business Development APAC at O.C. Tanner, and Paul, Global Head of Talent and Capability and Acting Chief People and Culture Officer, Newcrest Mining, explore the need for effective communication and leadership, prioritising employee engagement, safety and wellbeing, the importance of empathy, practical support and symbolic gestures in creating a positive legacy during organisational change, including acknowledging the organisation’s history and recognising employees’ contributions.

The pair also emphasise the need for senior leaders’ mindset and conviction in managing change, the importance of creating a unified leadership team and fostering a positive workplace culture, as well as share insights into Newcrest Mining’s acquisition by Newmont Corporation and how adoption of a people-centred approach was essential in better managing change and uncertainty.

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