Diver­sity key to adap­ta­tion

The Australian Mining Review - - COMPANIES GEARING UP -

LINX Care Cargo Group is Aus­tralia and New Zealand’s lead­ing di­ver­si­fied lo­gis­tics in­fra­struc­ture and so­lu­tions provider, with an ex­ten­sive fleet of road haulage and trailer equip­ment of­fer­ing long dis­tance and short haul ser­vices across mul­ti­ple ap­pli­ca­tions.

The group brings to­gether the ca­pa­bil­i­ties of four mar­ket-lead­ing op­er­a­tions built on more than 100 years of ports and lo­gis­tics ex­pe­ri­ence.

These are made up of LINX, Au­to­care, C3 and Gee­longPort; which em­ploy more than 3800 highly-skilled pro­fes­sion­als.

LINX is a firm be­liever that fu­ture busi­ness suc­cess is heav­ily re­liant on how well it un­der­stands its cus­tomers ­— adapts to new tech­nolo­gies — and its abil­ity to re­cruit, en­gage, de­velop and man­age peo­ple with dif­fer­ent back­grounds and think­ing styles.

The big­gest trans­for­ma­tion in the work­place to­day is the in­creas­ing adap­tion of tech­nol­ogy, and this trans­for­ma­tion has been painful for many.

How­ever rather than tech­nol­ogy be­ing a threat, the ad­di­tion of au­to­ma­tion across in­dus­try will likely cre­ate new jobs and op­por­tu­ni­ties as new tech­nolo­gies make pro­cesses faster, safer and more ef­fi­cient – and as a re­sult, the lo­gis­tics mar­ket will grow, along with its work­force.

To be suc­cess­ful through­out this up­heaval, in­dus­try lead­ers need to bring their peo­ple along with them.

They need to in­spire, to be the front-run­ners that set prece­dents, and at the same time, un­leash imag­i­na­tion amongst their em­ploy­ees.

Em­ploy­ees need to up­skill and demon­strate flex­i­bil­ity to em­brace the changes that new waves of tech­nolo­gies will bring.

The lo­gis­tics in­dus­try of the fu­ture will em­ploy highly skilled pro­fes­sion­als in po­si­tions that do not ex­ist to­day.

There­fore, an em­ployee’s will­ing­ness and abil­ity to ac­cli­ma­tise and as­sim­i­late new tech­nol­ogy is crit­i­cal.

The bot­tom line is that au­to­ma­tion can en­hance the lo­gis­tics work­force, as long as peo­ple are brought along on the jour­ney through good lead­er­ship.

A crit­i­cal fac­tor of what sets LINX apart from its com­peti­tors is how it di­ver­si­fies skillsets across the work­force for peo­ple to work within the in­creas­ing com­plex­ity of the in­dus­try.

“The pace of tech­nol­ogy change re­quires us to adapt quickly and ef­fi­ciently to meet our cus­tomers’ ex­pec­ta­tions, or even bet­ter, ex­ceed them,” LINX Cargo Care Group chief ex­ec­u­tive Anthony Jones said.

“Diver­sity for us is not just about en­sur­ing more women are given the op­por­tu­nity to join our team – that’s a key com­po­nent – it’s about pro-ac­tively cre­at­ing a di­verse and inclusive work­place with a broader mix of ca­pa­bil­i­ties and mind­sets.

“We see diver­sity and in­clu­sion as lead­er­ship re­spon­si­bil­i­ties, not HR re­spon­si­bil­i­ties, which is why our lead­ers play a key role in build­ing ca­pa­bil­ity to work more ef­fec­tively in di­verse teams, and adapt quickly to the fu­ture needs of the lo­gis­tics in­dus­try.”

LINX be­lieves that diver­sity and in­clu­sion are the best tools for adapt­ing to new tech­nolo­gies.

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