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Embed the ethos of community and citizenship

“Stakeholder relationships must be seen as interdependent and positive-sum.”

In our increasingly interdependent world, highly collaborative systems will outperform organizations that are characterized by adversarial win-lose relationships. Yet today, corporate governance structures often exacerbate conflict by promoting the interests of some groups(such as senior executives and the providers of capital)at the expense of others (usually employees,local communities, and the planet). Management systems must more fully reflect the ethos of community and citizenship—and the inescapable interdependence of all stakeholder groups must be designed into organizational operations at every level.

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Embed the ethos of community and citizenship

“Stakeholder relationships must be seen as interdependent and positive-sum.”

In our increasingly interdependent world, highly collaborative systems will outperform organizations that are characterized by adversarial win-lose relationships. Yet today, corporate governance structures often exacerbate conflict by promoting the interests of some groups(such as senior executives and the providers of capital)at the expense of others (usually employees,local communities, and the planet). Management systems must more fully reflect the ethos of community and citizenship—and the inescapable interdependence of all stakeholder groups must be designed into organizational operations at every level.

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Vested interest exists. This means an individual has a special interest in protecting or promoting that which is to their own personal advantage.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on February 16, 2016
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Story by Michelle Paitich on September 20, 2010
We need to develop a personal stake in our world.
Story by Jennifer Conrad on May 11, 2012
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Story by Bernhard Sterchi on June 3, 2016
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Story by Alison Watson on October 5, 2010
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Story by Shubhi Mittal on October 30, 2013
As indigenous people of Aotearoa/ New Zealand - Maori have suffered devastating losses through colonization which has had intergenerational impacts upon and the health and wellbeing of o
Story by Huhana Melanie Seve on April 28, 2012
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Story by Bernhard Sterchi on July 29, 2016
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Story by John mushriqui on July 18, 2011

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