Paul Rama of consumer healthcare company Haleon discusses how the blurring of lines between work and life has meant leaders need to be more aware of their teams and demonstrate greater levels of kindness to be effective.
This interview is part of our series on the Economics of Kindness. Find out how we're changing the way that business sees kindness in the workplace.
A few highlights:
- Leadership is more complex than ever
- Leaders need to manage the work and life challenges of their teams
- Why open lines of communication are essential
- Being nice is more about your own best interests whereas being kind is about someone else’s best interests
- Why businesses need to reflect society in their teams
- Being kind is the right thing to do for individuals and the business
- The difference between being kind and being nice
- Why leaders can’t separate care and profitability
The impact of changes on people entering the workforce
What leaders need to do to take care of people at work
The difference between being nice and being kind
How to get the balance right between care and profitability
About the speakers
Danny Lin, expert in Consumer Products and Retail at Baringa. Danny works with retailers and consumer products companies to improve their supply chains.
In conversation with:
Paul Rama, North America Supply Chain Planning Lead at Haleon. Paul spearheads a team of 70 people and has extensive experience in demand planning, inventory planning and sales and operations management, built up during his 30 years working in global businesses.
Meet our expert
Danny Lin helps retailers and consumer products companies improve their supply chains. This ranges from optimising inventory for apparel companies, improving packaging and logistics for food businesses, or using automation and AI to create agile planning capabilities.
As technology has evolved, Danny has been at the forefront, leveraging it to solve his clients’ business challenges in tangible and sustainable ways. He is driven by helping his clients succeed in both their role at their companies, and as individuals too.Learn more
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