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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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Just 15 years ago the idea that business should place a social objective ahead of its responsibility to investors was considered economic heresy.In just the last year that perception has been changed
Story by Jeff Mowatt on July 25, 2012
Let us face it: the society that we have built is not working for us humans, and much less for the rest of life on this planet.
Story by Max Shkud on May 11, 2012
Co-Authored By Bill Veltrop
We need to develop a personal stake in our world.
Story by Jennifer Conrad on May 11, 2012
As a response to poor customer, employee, government and community feedback to the banking sector in the 1990s, Westpac, one of the top listed companies in Australia, adopted a busine
Story by Suzanne Young on May 9, 2012

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