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Employee Productivity and The Responsibility Business

October 29th, 2010 · No Comments

Responsible Business is most often associated with sustainability and philanthropy. But one aspect of Responsibility is working with employees in a way that is not only fair but supports what it means to be fully human. Included in that is the pursuit of meaning. A recent study correlates attention to meaning with improved effort on […]

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Mortgage and Financial Corporate Responsibility: Why The Money Industry Got it Wrong

October 25th, 2010 · No Comments

Most people associate business responsibility in their mind with care for the earth. Others consider it to include social justice and societal impacts. But rarely do they include a place for responsibility to the customer except as safety and reliability of products. Most product development time is spent to figure out what the business can […]

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Q&A with Steve Denning, author of Leader’s Guide to Radical Management

October 22nd, 2010 · No Comments

Steve offered some additional reflections to follow up on the  book review of The Leader’s Guide to Radical Management: Re-inventing the Workplace for the 21st Century. 1. What is the major thing managers will have to change to become radical? Radical management is not a single quick fix, or just doing one thing, but rather […]

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Book Review: The Leader’s Guide to Radical Management: Reinventing the Workplace For The 21st Century

October 20th, 2010 · No Comments

Steve Denning is radical about a new form a management. Actually it’s not that new an idea. It is just rare. By “not so new,” I mean it was the way craftsman succeeded for centuries. They were constantly innovating and linking every decision and action to the impact on their customers they served. In his […]

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Workplace Safety in Mines and Business: The Responsible Business view

October 14th, 2010 · 1 Comment

With the Chilean miners safe above ground, it feels we all can breath easy again. This is probably not true, however, for the families of the Upper Big Branch Mine owned by Massey Energy who lost loved ones. And likely the workers and families in mines around the world will feel this is an aberration, […]

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Unemployment & The Responsible Business

October 11th, 2010 · No Comments

We hear about the unemployment rate daily it seems and it is not good news. But businesses cannot afford to hire people when demand is low and productivity as well. They can meet current demand with their existing work force. So is there anything The Responsible Business would do to improve employment?

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