Topic: Organizational Culture
How can organizations build durable, enduring cultures of sustainability?
Sustainability initiatives are often led by a few key individuals - and typically people in leadership positions. What happens to the company's sustainability culture when those key individuals leave?
NBS conducted a systematic review of the world's best management research to determine how companies embed sustainability in their corporate cultures. The resulting report is a how-to-guide for executives that answers the following questions:
- What tools or practical devices help embed sustainability in organizational culture (e.g. organizational design, incentives systems, etc)?
- Which of these practices are most effective? What is the relationship between them?
- What can be learned from the safety movement, which is now a core element of most extractive and manufacturing firms' corporate cultures?
- How can we measure our progress towards a culture of sustainability?
Read Stephanie Bertels' new report Embedding Sustainability into the Culture of Municipal Government, which promises to help municipal change agents advance sustainability in their organizations and become role models for others in the community.
The Latest From the Organizational Culture Blog
What percentage of your employees are “engaged”? Take a guess. A 2011 study of organizations worldwide found that only 31 percent of employees qualify as… Read More
This systematic review synthesizes the entire body of research on organizational culture.
This report designed for executives and senior HR managers represents a framework for embedding sustainability in organizational culture.
“Social economy.” It’s a term we increasingly hear in media, business and certainly the academic sphere. Yet, its meaning is not always clear. Social economy… Read More
Latin America has produced a fertile crop of B Corp enterprises. With about 150 certified B Corps across six countries, the continent is the fastest… Read More
Managers come in all shapes and sizes. Is there a management strategy that yields the best results? Should managers define rules and practices, expecting collaborators to follow… Read More
When NBS released the “culture wheel” in 2010, managers hailed its insights. But, they wanted more. The culture wheel, developed by Dr. Stephanie Bertels as… Read More
New research from MIT suggests three things your company can do to generate profit from sustainability activities. Findings are based on a 2012 survey conducted… Read More
Human resource (HR) professionals play an important role in improving a firm’s social performance and can help integrate sustainability initiatives across the firm, according to… Read More