Digital Equality

In this article featured in the March 2022 NRLA Lumber Co-Operator, Kevin Hancock writes about digital equality in the workplace. Kevin explores the two groups of employees that the digital age has produced in lumberyards: the group that uses laptops and computers regularly and those that do not. He continues to write about how Hancock Lumber battles against the group with access to computers regularly having more power and knowledge than those who do not. Kevin shares how he has implemented a way to create equality between the two groups.

“I’ve become a strident believer in shared leadership, dispersed power, and respect for all voices. As a result, I oppose any element of our business structure that gives certain groups more power, information, or control over others. The truth is that every role in our company is critical and every individual is capable of leading.” – Kevin Hancock

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A Path to Change

In this article Kevin Hancock is interviewed about his new business leadership ideas and how dispersing power amongst all employees of Hancock Lumber has created a more successful company.

“The more I held back and left space for others, the more everyone grabbed that space, embraced responsibility, took ownership, enjoyed making decisions, and ran with it. There were lots of people who could help lead our company, everyone in fact.” – Kevin Hancock 
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