#12 The Power of Humane Workplaces
“Until recently, it was assumed that the business interest was on a collision course with social and environmental concerns. It turns out that you can secure superior financial returns through highly engaged staff displaying social and environmental responsibility.” Vlatka Hlupic
In this episode, Vlatka Hlupic – internationally awarded thought leader and author of the groundbreaking book Humane Capital: How to create a management shift to transform performance and profit – joins us for an enlightening discussion and her views on:
- Key steps to the Big Shift – where companies move to expansive performance and profit.
- Why doing good, is good business.
- The financial power of humane workplaces and having engaged staff.
Vlatka Hlupic is an international award-winning leading thought-leader and the founder and CEO of The Management Shift Consulting Ltd.
Known as an activist for humanising management, Vlatka’s empirically validated research-based work has helped multiple leaders and organizations improving performance and profit while creating more engaging, purposeful, and happier workplaces.
Acknowledged one of the world’s leading authorities on leadership and organisational transformation, Professor Vlatka’s keynotes and TEDx presentations have inspired thousands around the world and throughout her career, she has received multiple international awards for her achievements and contribution to the field including HR Magazine’s Most Influential International HR Thinkers every year from 2015 to 2019.
Professor Vlatka is also the author of multiple books including the ‘The Management Shift – How to Harness the Power of People and Transform Your Organization for Sustainable Success’ wich was listed by Forbes as one of the top eight business books in 2014, and the aclaimed ‘Humane Capital – How to Create a Management Shift to Transform Performance and Profit’ – a groundbreaking 20 years investigation of Vlatka’s work selected as one of the top ten business books in 2018 by HR Magazine.
Vlatka has held various academic posts at business schools in the UK, leading to her current role as a Professor of Leadership and Organizational Transformation at Hult Ashridge Executive Education, and a visiting professor in institutions such as the University of London, Cass Business School, and the University of Arts London.Learn more about Vlatka Hlupic
In this Episode...
What is the difference between human capital and humane capital? Human capital is about the skills and the knowledge that employees or people will have in an organization as well as their cost - a replenishable resource, or a cost. Humane capital is about seeing people as sources of value creation grounded in human approaches, and humane values with a focus on people's purpose compassion, and collaboration.
Why is it critical to focus on purpose and collaboration? Evidence shows that companies that just focus on profit maximization neglecting people, cannot sustain their performance on a long-term basis. For companies that focus on people, their collaboration and the way they work together numbers will take care of themselves helping them achieve sustainable performance. Not just in terms of profit, revenues, KPIs, but they will be happier, more purposeful and productive, more engaging places, and take better care of the environment - a win-win for everybody.