Interesting or inspiring articles (perhaps a bit of both) … | Culture comes in all shapes and sizes … as does company culture. No matter how you view it, there are some basic rules to live by that make for great organizational culture. We couldn’t resist sharing this clever story about some of those rules told via cartoons.
Interesting or inspiring articles (perhaps a bit of both) … | Don’t we take design for granted? It’s so engrained in our culture, we sometimes don’t notice it at all. This article is a great read which breaks down design into its simplest term: “Using colours, letters and pictures to help people understand things.” I couldn’t help but notice that this designer has also battled the ongoing assumption from non-designers that designers simply “make things pretty.”
Interesting or inspiring articles (perhaps a bit of both) … | This article on employee engagement covers a range of topics including why it’s a good idea that all employees be given a liveable wage, and also delves into the idea that workers and businesses should understand and embrace their social purpose. This article is a bit on the longish side, but it’s worth the time spent reading it.
Interesting or inspiring articles (perhaps a bit of both) … plus what I’m reading right now | There is much talk these days surrounding the idea that CSR needs a serious facelift. The belief is that it’s an outdated system in which companies continue to maximize profit and give back only a small portion of their profits (mostly with the aim of improving PR exposure). This article talks about the idea that the system will not solve our present-day problems and suggests that CSR move away from being a cost centre and become a value centre instead.
Interesting or inspiring articles (perhaps a bit of both) … | I was in Rwanda in June, 2013 and was impressed with the progress I saw there … for a country that had suffered so much and had been brought so close to the brink of disaster. Rwanda is adopting a creative approach to moving goods around in a land where it’s difficult at the best of times. A drone airport will courier medicine (as well as other goods) around the country. This is a great example of how technology can solve age-old problems.
Interesting or inspiring articles (perhaps a bit of both) … | Do non-profits need to act more like business? How can social enterprises make a positive contribution to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals? This article explains that to affect positive change we’ll have to get all hands on deck.
Interesting or inspiring articles (perhaps a bit of both) … | The term “conscious capitalism” wasn’t used in this article, but there are a number of different terms in here that align just as well with conscious capitalism. This article talks about the economic model of the markets and capitalism and asks, “How will capitalism evolve to match consumer demands?” It’s a short and worthwhile read.