Creating A Corporate Culture Of Sustainability

Strategy Driven

Sustainability isn’t just a crusade for eco-warriors or environmentalists; neither is it the latest trend on social media. The world has agreed to bring global warming to a halt, and businesses must act now to ensure they build a culture of sustainability throughout their business.

Upscaling sustainability in banking


The financial sector has both the unique opportunity and a responsibility to help us become a more sustainable global society. The primary opportunity to drive change for banks comes in advising clients, us, everyone, on our own transitions to sustainability.


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How companies are innovating in the energy sector

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

When leaders from 193 countries created a plan labeled the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015, it was the beginning of a new era of hope and possibilities. The ambitious goals promised equitable, sustainable growth for today’s and tomorrow’s generations by 2030. An integral component of our everyday lives, energy powers almost everything at home, at work, and elsewhere and has a direct impact on the standard of living. How are energy companies innovating?

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Cultivating A Great Company Culture

Steve Farber

It’s not surprising that an organization’s culture often is compared to a garden. After all, culture and cultivate share the same root word. The key to creating a great culture, then, is obvious: Cover it in manure, soak it with water, and pray for sunshine. Define your culture together. An organization’s culture is found in the behaviors of its employees and the values that drive those behaviors. Value cultural fit.

Why Energy and Utilities must scale intelligent automation today


Today, however, energy and utilities can’t afford to be sluggish. That’s according to a new report, “Intelligent Automation in Energy and Utilities: The Next Digital Wave.” Intelligent automation – rules-based technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic process automation (RPA) – will empower energy and utility companies in core areas. It saw significant energy savings in its first trial.

Green Your Business: A Sustainable Vision or Money-Making Fad?

Strategy Driven

This is particularly relevant when communicating the new green vision to your employees; is it a vision of saving money on energy or is it to create a healthier community for your consumers? Your employees needs something to work towards – a mission if you will, and you need to take the lead in creating the right kind of company culture. You just finished reading Green Your Business: A Sustainable Vision or Money-Making Fad? !

Why Ethics are Essential for a Strong Team Culture

Strategy Driven

Building a team culture that is magnetic or lasts means better productivity, positive engagement, and higher retention. However, what has been largely overlooked by many business leaders is the essential foundation for a culture that sustains and thrives: Ethics. This makes it impossible to establish a strong, cohesive culture where the interests of the individuals and the collective move forward together. The Culture Fad. Modern Obstacles to an Ethical Culture.

The Big Picture of Business- When the Rules Don’t Fit the Game, Corporate Cultures Reflect Business Progress and Growth

Strategy Driven

This chapter studies obsolete management styles and corporate cultures that exist in the minds of out-of-touch management. They come from different backgrounds and are products of a pop culture that puts its priorities and glories in the wrong places.a Commitment from workers drops because no corporate culture was created or sustained. It is a compendium book, containing quotes and extrapolations into business culture, arranged in 76 business categories.

10 Exceptional Strategies For Extraordinary Executives

N2Growth Blog

I want them to have experiences that will lead them to achieve their goals: increased sales, better performance, healthy growth, stronger culture and ultimately a better organization. In reflecting on my 18 years as a professional resource in strategy, culture and leadership, I want to share 10 exceptional strategies executives can follow and implement to help survive the challenges of growing a healthy and sustainable organization: Have a good partner.

Article: Q&A on the Book Helping People Change

InfoQ Culture Methods

The book Helping People Change by Richard Boyatzis, Melvin Smith, and Ellen Van Oosten describes how you can coach people with compassion for sustained learning and change. It explains how connecting to people's vision and dreams and using the energy that that brings can help people grow in a meaningful way. Coaching Book Review Coaching and Mentoring Culture Business Applied Research Change InfoQ Agile Culture & Methods article

Products and Services that Address Deep Rooted Social Problems

Strategy Driven

These products and services become even more powerful through a lens of deep sustainability, co-solving multiple problems and incorporating multiple benefits. d.light’s simple three-item product line simultaneously addresses poverty, education, air pollution/toxic fumes/health risks, energy savings, carbon footprint, and more—and makes a huge difference in lives of its customers. 275,817,462 saved in energy-related expenses. 10,115,224 kWh generated from renewable energy. ?(For

How to Develop Resiliency During Times of Stress


Our ability to manage our own energy and thinking have a significant impact on our ability to deliver personally and on our ability to inspire our followers. Finding ways to be resilient during difficult times is a key factor in what makes a strong leader.

Mother Nature and the Power Grid: The Convergence OT and IT Infrastructure, March 18, 2021, 2:00 PM (EST)

Dots and Bridges

As our world transforms into a digitally connected community, the dependence on a “smart,” secure, and sustainable Grid cannot be underscored. Addressing the Technology-Humanity-Culture intersection. Departments of Energy and Education.

2020: The Year Bee-hind Us


In March I wrote the following: Observability is a paradigm on which we can build a safe, healthy, sustainable future for the tech industry. At the start of lockdown, many companies doubled down on their butts-in-seats culture with Zoom surveillance and other creeptastic endeavors.

Utility Supercluster – Smart Cities, March 25, 2021, 11 AM (EST)

Dots and Bridges

The Energy Sector is, arguably, the most critical, as it comprises the Electric Grid, an engineering marvel with more than 9,200 electric generating units having more than 1 million megawatts of generating capacity connected to more than 600,000 miles of transmission lines. Background.

2020: The Year Bee-hind Us


In March I wrote the following: Observability is a paradigm on which we can build a safe, healthy, sustainable future for the tech industry. At the start of lockdown, many companies doubled down on their butts-in-seats culture with Zoom surveillance and other creeptastic endeavors.


N2Growth Blog

Principles provide a broad context for strategic action and guidelines that can be communicated and taught at all levels of the organization, eventually becoming part of the organization’s culture. Strategy should include, inform, and integrate with leadership development, talent management, organization design, and proactive culture management. Huge leaps in sustainable performance improvements and value will come from having these principles as a part of the DNA of your culture.

Inclusive Leadership Minimises Negative Impact of Workplace Politics


Thankfully when the workplace culture is strong it makes it very easy for office politics to be exposed. . A culture of inclusion dissipates negative politics. Breeding a culture of inclusion is the cornerstone of having diverse teams that are empowered to grow and do their best work.

Secular Sermon

Steve Farber

I get to coach and consult hospital leaders and their teams to create and lead cultures that are caregiver and patient driven. Each of us finds and generates our own special Energy. Living and leading we generate energy; the vigor and liveliness that makes people want to be around each of us, and learning with us. Don’t confuse energy with volume – energy can be peaceful, energy is a life-force.

QA Interview with Serhii Zabolennyi – QA Automation engineer at Apiumhub


Load testing identifica the sustainability of the app with respect to peak user load, tests app infrastructure. Quality Assurance Culture – explaining complexity and importance of testing for people who underestimate QA work. Bring QA Culture into project.

Growing great upcoming ScrumMasters


At agile42 we believe that obtaining a quality education is the foundation for creating sustainable agility. He was full of energy and transmitted that good energy to the students and managed to keep them engaged during the whole training, which seldom happens.


Virginia Announces Research Commercialization Awards


million to fund targeted areas of promising research and commercialization, including advanced manufacturing, cybersecurity, and energy and life sciences. Commonwealth Center for Advanced Logistics Systems (Prince George), Aviation Drop-In Biofuels: Sustainable Supply Chain in Virginia in Support of Farm-to-Fly 2.0 and State Agricultural/Economic Objectives , Dr. James Lambert, $99,988, Energy.

Secular Sermon

Steve Farber

I get to coach and consult hospital leaders and their teams to create and lead cultures that are caregiver and patient driven. Each of us finds and generates our own special Energy. Living and leading we generate energy; the vigor and liveliness that makes people want to be around each of us, and learning with us. Don’t confuse energy with volume – energy can be peaceful, energy is a life-force.

Strategic planning must change with the times

N2Growth Blog

Focusing on financial outcomes is important but the details on how those outcomes can be achieved and sustained are usually missing or to high level to be actionable. The strategy should be focused on actions the organization can quickly take to create uniqueness and differentiation in the products, services and culture that competitors cannot match or duplicate. Culture Integration: Culture either evolves or is architected.

It's not High School Anymore Guys!

Mills Scofield

Physical and emotional energy is sapped; time is spent in the weeds providing unnecessary levels of detail and hand-holding because people want to be told exactly what to do instead of taking the initiative; and employees are not asked to step up their game, limiting their professional growth and burdening the entire organization culturally and productively. It seems I’m spending more and more time in high school these days.

The Big Picture of Business – Ethics… Good for Business

Strategy Driven

It is during the downturns that strong, committed and ethical businesses renew their energies to move forward. Corporate Sustainability aligns an organization’s products and services with stakeholder expectations, thereby adding economic, environmental and social value. It is a compendium book, containing quotes and extrapolations into business culture, arranged in 76 business categories.

Leadership and Change: Build These Three Muscles


If you are simply “sustaining” what already exists, you are not a leader because real leadership is about change – moving people, processes, outcomes and culture to a better place. Any change in a positive direction means channeling collective energy of people, overcoming resistance, building consensus and involving others – none of which is possible without some leadership. There is no real leadership without change.

Communities of Practice Success Stories: How World-Class Companies Run Their CoPs


In companies with complex structures and geographical differences, CoPs can greatly help cultivate a learning culture. They are a prominent maker of medical diagnostics equipment but also have segments in energy and infrastructure. The CoP sponsors have a very important role in sustaining these communities. Communities of Practice Success Stories. Empowering communities of practice is one of the best ways to foster learning and boost performance in your organisation.

Tech Transformation Takes More Than Just Software


He recognized that cultural change was one of the most important factors to driving innovation and market growth. If you have legacy systems and are feeling pressure to innovate, the best place to start is with your team culture. Software is much more than 0s and 1s, bits and bytes.

Building strong distributed teams, one pixel at a time


The small signals get lost remotely, which means other things become much more important, like understanding people’s varying energy levels. When my colleagues in San Francisco start their work day, they’re high-energy and excited. Combat hero culture and fix structural issues.

Lean Budgeting – Foster Growth & Innovation in Your Organisation


More importantly, it saps the energy and fun out of an organisation. We’re talking about a system that adapts to change – a process that is wrapped in the blanket of corporate culture. Lean budgeting, which basically follows the same concept with lean management, proves to be a better, more efficient way to establish a sustainable financial framework in an organisation. Adopt a frugal company culture. Your annual budget could be harming your business.

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Let Them Fail

Mills Scofield

They completed service, had a cross-cultural experience, and learned about international development. But, Natasha’s vision of a sustainable venture that would provide assistance to the community and learning opportunities for students has died. Ventures are rewarded with funding and exposure for visions of delivering grand scale and fundamental system change, all with a business plan achieving sustainability within 18-24 months.

Gamification projects that make our lives better


Other than that, gamification projects are currently being heavily applied to customer engagement, training, and education, innovation management, personal development, sustainability, health, and wellness, etc. Every single person plays a vital role in creating a learning culture that supports informal learning. It creates a community spirit that engages learners and creates a strong learning culture. OPower makes people responsible for their energy consumption.

Connecting the Dots

A List Apart

Two plans: one for design, one for culture. Now, let’s revisit a few other examples of healthy benchmarks from a creative culture as we’ve discussed in this book: Slowing down / pausing with intent Everyone has a seat at the table The New Day One.

Making the Turn: 10 Warning Signs You aren’t Shifting from Founder to Leader

N2Growth Blog

When you make the turn you accept that your job is to build and sustain a strong team with the alignment and capacity to engage one another and all your people to make the idea real. Building and sustaining a team is pretty much a full-time job. You’re building a culture by default and not by design. Their organizational culture happens by default. Leaders know that building a culture by design is critical to business success.

Digital Process Automation & Innovation – Successful Citizen Development powered by four Key Principles


The following four key dimensions of Organization, Governance, Change Management, and Work Culture must be considered when evaluating the impacts of Intelligent Automation citizen developer framework on employees and the organization. Team Culture.

Can every employee become a citizen developer?


The Intelligent Automation citizen developer framework should comprise the following four principles: Organization, Governance, Change Management, and Work Culture. Principle 4: Team culture. But these areas can be addressed with the right culture and help from the CoE.

Innovation High-Five

Mills Scofield

By Tim Kippley: Jeff Bezos, one of the planet’s greatest innovators, once said that: “You need a culture that high-fives small and innovative ideas and senior executives [that] encourage ideas.” Because the culture at Geneca encourages personal and professional development and there was buy-in from the leadership team, the preconditions for innovation already were in place. Culture GRIT Geneca Innovation Leadership Shark Tank Startup Weekend Virtues-Values

The Agile Manifesto from a Lean Perspective

Self-organization of this nature can demand cultural change, and hence it is important to support the team in these efforts. Agile processes promote sustainable development. Building the wrong thing at the wrong time saps a team’s energy and represents a lost opportunity for them to do genuinely useful work. Overloading the team in an attempt to compensate is not sustainable over time.

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21st Century Leadership - Prologue

Step 4- system-inverter , in tune with the customer, understands that the customer often doesn't really know what she wants, values effectiveness, values small bets while expecting most bets to lose, insources or builds long term partnerships, changes the organization design, changes the ways we finance work, changes the way we reward/promote people, thinking in direction of being guardian of the culture, applies coaching skills, de-scales the organization.