Beyond the Black Square
8th November 2019 50 seconds read
At a panel on day one of the CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition, Trevor Phillips, Chair of Green Park, spoke about different ways HR can create "good work."
"Distributed leadership is the “future of business” because leaders are forced to listen to and work with their employees. When employees look up to leaders that is not the way of the future. Good work happens when responsibility is shared," says Trevor.
Susan Clews, Chief Executive at ACAS, agreed: “Good work is about creating a place where colleagues thrive… and employees have voice.”
Trevor went on to discuss the role of HR in managing conflict: “Conflict will always exist in any environment but how we handle it is critical,” he said. “The big explosive things have gone but they have been replaced with low-level disputes.”
Asked about HR’s role in calling out racial bullying and harassment in the workplace, Trevor commented, "There’s all sorts of isms in the workplace but race is the one we still can’t deal with.”
This article was published in HR Magazine on November 07,2019. For the full article, click here.