08 Jul '11, 12pm

3 Reasons Why You Should 'Lose the Bus' to Win on Sustainability

3 Reasons Why You Should 'Lose the Bus' to Win on Sustainability

Author's note: I love thinking about organizations, leadership, and sustainability. This is the first in a series of posts on "Leadership Next" for sustainability. Step One: Lose the Bus. We've all been on the wrong team (or been the wrong teammate) at one point or another and recognize the continuing value of Jim Collins' Good to Great adage, "Get the right people on the bus and the wrong people off." In sustainability, businesses often have the wrong bus altogether. They create CSR or sustainability departments to understand and act on the strategic imperative of sustainability. This is well meaning but ultimately flawed. By putting sustainability in an organizational box, three things can happen. One, the bus can get stuck in traffic. When companies are trying to discover, build, and deliver new offerings, a CSR team is either not present, can seem to run counter to tho...

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