Morrison says culture is expressed in the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves. If those stories are inclusive and respectful of all genders, races and cultures, they are a powerful tool in creating a positive culture.
“[However] if those stories focus on certain attributes; gender - male, ethnicity - Anglo-Saxon, then all of a sudden… the long-term health of an organisation is really diminished,” he warns.
Morrison says society expects organisations to change dramatically in short amounts of time: “no one is going to give any slack to the big four banks or to other leaders within the banking and finance sector if they don't follow through on what they're talking about.
“That's a good thing - that's a powerful thing for building a better Australia.”
Alexis George is Group Executive of Wealth and Deputy CEO at ANZ