In a world that’s changing at light-speed, at a time when innovation is the new economy, the stakes have never been higher on valuing people and creating a workplace culture that’s prepared to adapt. Conversely, if you have a workforce that does not feel safe, trusted or respected, then innovation won’t work and the “next great idea” simply will not come.
When it comes to the entertainment industry, change and consolidation is certainly not new. What is new is the behemoth scale of today’s megamergers being driven by technology and streaming video services, causing a ripple effect of fear and uncertainty like we’ve never seen before. As in epic levels of nail-biting fear from executive-level, right through organizations.
If the entertainment industry is going to continue to innovate, drive new products and services and be the engine for driving new economies, putting more of an emphasis on people is crucial.
Starting with an environment that’s more about respect, gratitude and trust, and less about employee flextime, nap space and dry-cleaning. A foundation and philosophy that’s grounded in transparency, less about the window dressing, and more about what’s behind the curtain. And most of all, a workplace where safety is a priority, vulnerability is embraced, and connecting with one another is as important as the bottom line. Those organizations are operating in The Ready Zone.