Business leaders often have a misconception that creating an environment where people feel cared for and valued will compete with business results. However, studies have shown that when people are happier at work, they are more productive.
Wilson will discuss Oshkosh’s People First culture journey that began over three years ago. He will talk about the active role he and his leadership team have played in making this transformation a priority across their business. The outcome of their work has shown that a People First philosophy is an enabler to positive business results.
Wilson Jones is the president and CEO of Oshkosh Corporation, a position to which he was appointed in January 2016. Oshkosh is a Fortune 500 company with more than 15,000 team members globally.
Throughout his career, Wilson has cultivated a servant-led leadership model with a focus on valuing diverse opinions, fostering a culture of trust, developing others and acting with humility. These efforts to build a culture around putting people first have contributed to the many recognitions Oshkosh Corporation has received. The company was named one of Barron’s Top 100 Most Sustainable Companies, FORTUNE’s World’s Most Admired Companies, Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work and Forbes’ America’s Best Large Employers. Oshkosh Corporation was also named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute for four consecutive years.