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How to Fix Foresight in This ‘New Normal’

How to Fix Foresight in This ‘New Normal’

COVID-19 has fragmented the future. Your best-laid plans may lie broken. But it is possible to bring order to a world of multiple, uncertain futures; and lay the groundwork for the reset we need.

Regenerative Business, Part 5: The Nestedness of Living Systems

This is the fifth blog in a series on the seven First Principles of regeneration, drawing from living systems sciences. Read parts one, two, three and four.

Win Inside to Win Outside: Why Company Culture Is Key to Accelerating Your Sustainability Goals

Only 35% of consumers say that working for a purpose-led company is one of the ways that they engage in behaviors to improve their impact on the world. But 81% believe it’s important for their organization’s values to align to their own. We call this gap between values and action the Brand Culture Action Gap™.

Regenerative Business, Part 2: Addressing the Whole, Not Just the Parts

When one sets out to work "Regeneratively," it is with the intention of finding the full potential of some effort, one that will proceed through seven phases of thinking and acting. This is a look at Phase One, in which you begin with learning to discern a living, structured whole.

How People Analytics Can Help Employee Retention

Organizational cultures are like snowflakes: No two are alike. Before you implement an employee engagement program or culture initiative, you must understand your workforce demographics and experiences to ensure the practices will solve a real need.

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What the Coronavirus Outbreak Reveals About the Current Corporate Response to Human Rights

While the epidemic has shined a light on examples of a positive, collective response; it has also exposed an ongoing failure by corporations to put people first, and profit second.

B2B Companies Facing ‘Paradox’ When It Comes to Implementing Purpose

New report finds 86% of B2B organizations recognizing business case for purpose; but not yet realizing significant impacts for growth via culture, operations, societal engagement.

From CSR to Social Purpose in the New ‘Roaring Twenties’

In the 1920s, people didn’t pay attention to the problems brought on by market excess — and that decade begat the Great Depression. Today, truly modern companies are showing the way to a different kind of decade.

Q&A: What Makes a Great Place to Work?

Marcus Erb, VP of Data Science & Innovation at Great Place to Work, and his team carry out research that helps businesses create workplaces in which all employees feel valued and trusted. Here, Erb explains how being a great place to work benefits both employees and their organizations.

Japanese Companies, Schools Join Forces on Career Education to Promote Sustainable Society

Companies are keen to get involved in school education to improve awareness and understanding of their products and industry, but also to nurture human resources and potential future employees.

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6 Ways to Create an Innovative Workplace

At most organizations, inspiration and purpose drop as you move down management levels. The best leaders find ways to motivate people at every layer — from those in the C-suite to employees toiling in the basement boiler room.

Beyond CSR: Next-Generation Standards for Shaping Your Business for Good

By equipping yourself and your organization to understand the changing landscape, and setting a strategic course, you can position your company, customers, shareholders, industry and communities to have a more secure, resilient and thriving future.

The 3 Pillars of a Conscious Organisation

A conscious organisation accepts that there are limits to profit and that it should not be the priority. This change is about future-proofing your organisation. It’s not an ‘if’ question — it’s ‘when.’

How the World’s Best Workplaces™ Keep Employees Happy

3.4M employees across 90 countries told us at Great Place to Work how they experience their workplaces. In this pool, we found that while there are common threads that make a workplace great, there are 4 factors seem to define the best experiences by region.

Why Outsourcing Customer Service Kills Purpose-Driven Brands

In 2013, TOMS made a terrible mistake: We outsourced Customer Service. If you’re building a purpose-driven business and considering a major “cost-cutting” decision, please learn from our mistakes. The “soul” of your brand may be at stake!

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Air, Water and Earth: Reducing Environmental Impacts Across the Three Elements

With goals to achieve carbon-neutral factories by 2030, to reduce CO2 emissions in its supply chain, combat deforestation and step up its efforts to tackle littering, PMI is working to reduce its environmental impacts, end to end.

The Secret Ingredient Behind High-Performing Companies

Great Place to Work® has studied high-trust workplace cultures for the past 30 years. Our data represents 100+ million employees’ perspectives. It unlocks the mystery of what makes a great employer, regardless of size, industry or region of the globe.

As REI Prepares to #OptOutside for 5th Year, CEO Says It’s Not Enough

Outdoor retailer unveils aggressive, new sustainability commitments around waste and eliminating unnecessary packaging; urges employees, business leaders and consumers to “opt to act” on waste.

How Kohler Has 'Tapped' an Internal Flow of Entrepreneurial Ideas

To help address the need to provide access to clean water and sanitation around the world, Kohler launched an internal “Shark Tank”-style social innovation competition — and many of its 38,000 employees are loving the chance to share their big ideas.

Sustainability Expectations Rising in the Construction Industry: Toolkit Can Help

With rising demands from multiple stakeholders to reduce construction’s environmental impact and accelerate its social benefits, a guide for the sector provides a handy checklist for construction companies to keep up with the times.

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