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How can business leaders balance change and continuity? – By Bettina Von Stamm
If achieving innovation and operational excellence is about understanding the importance of diversity - continuity and change is about how to allocate resources across different activities. There is a need for change: we, individually and organisationally, need to adapt to changing circumstances if we want to avoid becoming redundant. However, there is a balance that needs to be found between change and continuity: if everything were changing all the time we would sink into chaos, not knowing in which direction to go, or what to do first.
CSR in the Middle East: Reality and Challenges - by Lama Diab
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is becoming more fully integrated into the company’s core business strategy. CSR moved beyond philanthropy. It is identified as activity benefiting its shareholders. Industries, that are dependent on the exploitation of natural resources, such as chemical, mining and crude oil production, gas and electric industries, have identified environmental responsibility as their primary CSR focus.
Why your Business should care about Corporate Social Responsibility - By Joe Lawless
What is corporate social responsibility and why should any business care about it? Corporations have been debating about social responsibility since the 1950s. What has changed in the intervening 60 years is consumers’ access to information – the good, the bad and the ugly.
9 benefits of having happy employees – By Henry Stewart
Many would say that it is rather self-evident that happier employees are better for the company. But how much better? And aside from lower costs from retaining staff, what are the actual advantages of having happy employees?
Yes, recycling is still a good business – if this happens – By Ron Gonen
Contrary to some recent articles proclaiming that the recycling industry is struggling, the recycling industry continues to be an enormous economic driver in the United States. In 2014, the recycling industry employed more than 1.1 million people, generated over $236 billion in gross annual revenues and saved municipal budgets over $3 billion in avoided landfill disposal fees.