The New Logistics Workforce with Mike Temple

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The New Logistics Workforce with Mike Temple

Mike Temple and Joe Lynch talk about the new logistics workforce. Logistics company owners often engage with Mike to help them build a foundation that will jumpstart growth and position the company for long-term success.


About Mike Temple

Mike Temple is the founder of Temple Executive Coaching. Mike has worked with small to medium-size business owners in the logistics and franchise industries for 10+ years. As a past business owner himself, he has honed a unique skill in the art of helping business leaders craft their true vision. With this background, deep industry knowledge, and vast experience, Mike works with business owners and CEOs as a leadership and strategy adviser.

About Temple Executive Coaching

Temple Executive Coaching works with business owners, CEOs, and executive leaders on leadership, strategy, and culture. After the engagement is complete, clients typically benefit in the following ways 1) Being grounded in and focused on what matters most 2) Having a leadership model where the entire organization is aligned and accountable 3) Resolving issues of personal conflict with the organization’s values, vision, and priorities 4) Knowing what the most important things are for success and customer satisfaction. Prior to founding Temple Executive Coaching, Mike held leadership positions in the logistics, financial, and franchise industries. Mike earned a BA in Business Administration from Utah State University.

Key Takeaways: The New Logistics Workforce

  • The New Logistics Workforce

    • Answer: What are you doing that makes the world better? From a company standpoint
    • Now, with home office, everyone is scattered but the mission has to be the same
    • The logistics workforce expect to work at a company that is value driven, has a great culture, and offers them flexibility
  • Value driven organization

    • The company values are front and center – today’s workforce want to work value driven organizations.
    • Triple bottom line – people, planet, and profit
    • Community, charity, diversity and inclusion
  • Building a Great Culture

    • The culture dictates how things get done – a bad culture will not yield good business results.
    • Create an organization that attracts the right employees and customers.
    • If you have a bad culture, you won’t be able to keep the best talent.
    • What are you genuine actions and behaviors in good times and bad times?
    • Culture can sometimes go in the wrong directions but it must reflect the leader.
    • Reward the behavior you want to see.
  • Flexibility – Remote vs in-person

    • Many employees enjoyed working remote and may be reluctant to return to the office.
    • Employers will need to figure out ways to manage the new workforce that increasingly expects flexibility.
    • Managing a workforce is never easy, but it is even more challenging when many team members remote.
    • Culture, collaboration, and teamwork is difficult with a remote workforce.
    • Building a great company culture may be difficult with a remote workforce.
    • Zoom burnout is real.
  • Flexibility – Non-traditional Workforce

    • Great talent has options and they will want their employer to provide:
      • Work life balance
      • Non-traditional careers paths that might include part-time, parent track, and other opportunities to work in a way that fits their lifestyle.
    • Traditional employment relationships are changing and hierarchies are flattening, so manager must learn to manage people who don’t work for your company and gig economy workers.
    • People are living longer, healthier lives and many people will work past retirement age and companies will need to meet the specific needs of these more experienced workers.

Learn More About The New Logistics Workforce

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