Building Tomorrow’s Finance Team
New skills and capabilities are required by Finance, new expectations by finance teams, and the Gen Z wave is now here. CFOs are focused on creating cultures that promote individuality, reinvention, and adaptiveness. CFOs are rethinking their strategies and approaches to rebuild their finance talent model. A key objective is to attract, engage and retain Gen Z to build the next wave of finance leaders.
“Some CFOs tend to focus on the “new generation”. It’s important to understand generational differences. Successful CFO’s are team builders. Which means being capabilities focused, creating a supportive, performance-driven culture and getting all generations of the team working seamlessly. The best teams I have seen have a united mindset that’s Zen like”
John Gimpert, Conference Co-Chair & National Content Director, CFO Leadership Council
It’s about blending
CFOs will need to focus on creating the right culture across the team. Understand the uniqueness of each generation and what is important to them. Gen Z and millennials, for example, want an employer who cares about their wellbeing. While Gen X and Baby Boomers want the organization’s leadership to be ethical. Find creative ways to blend these traits and integrate these themes into every stage of the employee life cycle.
Become a culture creator
Get your teams onboard by coaching your managers to communicate and deliver on your organizations’ promise. Put a positive spin on this and discuss the benefits of shaping the culture effectively. Learn how to be a culture creator. Spend time studying the different traits and uniqueness of each generation. To develop the next generations of leaders, CFOs should be asking what the younger generations want from the workplace. Use that collective data to then create a thriving company culture.
Continue the discussion
The CFO Leadership Council has formed an expert panel ready to bring you even further. It’s built into the agenda of our 11th annual conference, A New Hope, June 7-9, 2021. Ranu Sharma, of Vocalink, Tucker Marshall of The J.M. Smucker Co., Scot Fredo of CarGurus and Eileen Tobias of Komodo Health will take the “stage” on Wed June 7th @ 2:30pmET. Grab your seat & bring your questions.
About A New Hope
Our 11th annual CFO Leadership Conference, A New Hope is being held June 7-9, 2021. A virtual 3-day experience with a theme of breakout energy, forward progress, growth & achievement! This year’s conference is about the initiatives CFOs are taking on as they face off to today’s new reality. CFOS are moving quickly to position their finance function and company for success. Our conference will bring to you the finance executives who are undertaking these initiatives and executing on them flawlessly with success. They will share their stories in leadership. Reserve your spot today! www.cfolc.com/conference
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About The CFO Leadership Council
What began as a personal experiment back in 2006 has evolved into a prominent community, 2000+ members strong, across North America. The CFO Leadership Council offers both in person and online options featuring expert panelists and interactive sessions that foster meaningful connection and drive practicable outcomes. Our collection of resources, similar to this article, contain pragmatic insights and advice created directly by our members and industry experts. Recordings of CFOLC webcasts are made available to our current CFOLC Premium & Virtual members. For a full list of programs, visit www.cfolc.com.
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