president of LP4Y Belgium & CEO at Sodexo Benefits and Rewards Services Belgium
In April 2020, an online Synergy Meeting was organized, bringing together all the main actors of the LP4Y entities. It was the right time and place to discuss tomorrow's challenges. Jérôme Lemouchoux, one of the first members of the Youth Inclusion Network in the Philippines, currently president of LP4Y Belgium, and CEO at Sodexo Benefits and Rewards Services Belgium, shared with us his vision of tomorrow’s world, his expectations and how he envisages the role of companies in the future. Following are selected excerpts of his speech. “Profit is necessary but becomes a means to an end, rather than an end in itself". “With the crisis that we are facing, it is urgent that we reinvent the role and management of companies. Profit is necessary, but becomes a means to an end, rather than an end in itself. Everyone is in search of meaning. Companies in the future will also have to clearly define their purpose, motivation, raison d’etre. I think that those who continue to focus solely on profit will disappear. Because consumers are tomorrow’s leaders and they will make choices. Because companies will have to recruit talent, and talent will go to companies that make sense. “Workers will expect companies to continue to provide them with training throughout their careers” To succeed, companies must support employability and attract talent. Our world is in constant evolution, Youth are threatened but also have a lot of opportunities, if they are prepared for the right jobs. Workers will expect companies to continue to provide them with training throughout their careers, developing soft skills and curiosity. “For companies to perform well in the future, they must rely on collective intelligence” For too long now, companies have been working in pyramidal mode. For companies to perform well in the future, they must rely on collective intelligence, on organizations shaped via networks, with transversal projects, and trust in teams working towards a clear mission.”
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