Wilson Jones was named CEO of Oshkosh Corporation in 2016 and immediately began the journey to a People First Culture, knowing that to win in today’s economic climate, you must win with your people. Oshkosh has a rich history of leading-edge product development but had never really invested in people’s development. Leadership expectations are shifting from managing things to embracing the awesome responsibility of leading people.
As a 100-year-old company, Oshkosh organizational “habits” historically are steep in tactics, tasks, and scorecards, so the shift to truly unleashing the power of the team member requires a paradigm shift for leaders. We will talk about how Learning and Organizational Development is called upon to support the changing expectations of leaders by building comprehensive development strategies bolstered by People First Leadership Competencies and redesigned people processes.