Tech tools and top leadership traits

Louisa Hosegood, FCMA, CGMA

Each week, we delve into the reading lists of finance professionals from around the world. This week, we hear from Louisa Hosegood, FCMA, CGMA, the head of supply chain strategy for John Lewis Partnership, the UK owner of John Lewis department stores and Waitrose supermarkets. Here is a sampling of recent content that has resonated with her:

  • "Why Do Babies Love iPhones?": The headline on its own grabbed Hosegood's attention – her iPhone is her year-old daughter's favourite toy. "Having two young children has opened my eyes to how highly influential we are," Hosegood said, adding that our choices and actions can sway others.
  • "How Will Your Office's Tech Stand Up to the Demands of the Employee of 2025?": Hosegood, a confessed Luddite, has vowed to stop printing and carrying as much paper as she did in the past. "We invest a lot at home to make our lives easier, but in the workplace we often see technology investment favouring customer-facing solutions," she said. The article gives organisations plenty to consider regarding tech investment for workers.

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