As a proud Indigenous LGBTI+ man who has worked across several Telstra teams over the past nine years, I feel lucky to be working in a space I’m genuinely passionate about - diversity and inclusion.
Why? Because I have such a personal connection to it. I am heavily involved in various D&I initiatives - I sit on our Spectrum council, which is for our LGBTI+ network and I work across all aspects of Indigenous employment.
For my commercial marketing team here at Telstra, agile working has become an incredibly important part of our daily working lives.
Agility has improved our workflow, increased the quality of our output and enabled us to better understand and deliver on our customers’ needs.
As more of us work from home, or even just in different locations from our co-workers, leaders need to continuously evolve and lead in a different way.
Although we have amazing virtual connectivity tools available to us here at Telstra, as a leader I’ve learned that it requires a truly conscious effort on my part to ensure that my remote teams remain engaged.
In my time at Telstra, I have worked closely with several leaders who have had an enormous influence on the company culture. They’ve made complex things simple to understand and helped me find my courage by showing that they care.
We have reached ‘peak telephony’ in the developed world – people are using less traditional voice and SMS and more data-driven messaging applications, a trend that began in 2015.