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Five Steps Supply Chain Leaders Can Take to Motivate Staff

Published: 28 February 2017

ID: G00324386

Analyst(s): Ken Chadwick , Mark Coleman, John Johnson , Dana Stiffler


Competition for supply chain talent is intense. Keeping great people requires taking a personal approach to leadership. This research explores how supply chain leaders can help supply chain staff to identify and pursue work that motivates them the most.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Supply Chain Leaders Should Become Personally Involved in Connecting Key Individual Employees to Meaningful Work
  • Use This Five-Step Approach to Develop an Ongoing Understanding of the Work That Is Personally Important to Each Key Person and Help Them Achieve It
    • 1. Identify Meaningful Topics Through a One-to-One Discussion
    • 2. Clarify Potential Obstacles to Achieving Meaningful Work
    • 3. Identify Options for Change
    • 4. Develop a Personal Action Plan
    • 5. Support Ongoing Sponsorship

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