Business leaders need to embrace sustainability—and embed it into their organization's core mission—in order to ensure lasting success, according to the authors of The Sustainability Edge: How to Drive Top-Line Growth with Triple-Bottom-Line Thinking (Rotman-UTP Publishing, 2017).
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Wanna see a bunch of HR people cry? Put them in the an expo hall the size of an airplane hanger and put Mr. Blake Mycoskie on stage. We HR folk are often called upon to put our emotions in-check....no such luck on Monday morning in Chicago!
Change is hard especially at work and studies now show that because we are reluctant to change we are also programmed to fail. In 1995, seventy percent of all major changes in an organization failed. In 2008, we are still sitting at a thirty percent rate of success. The rise of importance and use of change management as well as tactics, strategies, and theory hasn’t changed a thing.
One of my new go-to resources is the IBM’s Global CEO Study. It surveys over 1,500 global business leaders about the business and work on topics of concern and trends for the future. You can download this year’s survey here.
Last year, I was very impressed that IBM’s research included for the first time a companion study from students about their views on inheriting this complex world we’re living in. Very cool!
What’s more important? Looking good or doing good?
An increasing number of businesses are responding: Why not do both?
Why are some employees so devoted while others seem to have “checked out”? This is a question the Accenture Institute for High Performance sought to answer in What Executives Really Need to Know About Employee Engagement, a study published in June 2011.
Accenture surveyed 1,367 employees at various large, U.S.-based organizations to define four levels of engagement:
Workers might daydream about winning the big lottery and spending the rest of their lives on a tropical island or fishing in a mountain stream, but most Americans have a strong work ethic and derive satisfaction from what they do.
Cristobal Conde shares his insight on how workplace flexibility allows businesses to recruit and retain the most talented employees.
SAN DIEGO—On June 28, 2010 former Vice President of the United States Al Gore encouraged Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference attendees to see the opportunities in crises and advocate for long-term rather than short-term solutions.
Gore said that in Chinese and Japanese, the word crisis is written with two characters—one for danger and one for opportunity. Too often, all that is seen in a crisis is the danger, he remarked.