25 Jan '12, 4pm

The Activist Employee: Why Business Must Learn to Listen

The Activist Employee: Why Business Must Learn to Listen

The Occupy Wall Street protestors marked 2011 with their resilience. With thousands of participants peacefully demonstrating outside the doors of some of the country's very large corporations, what can be next? Will employees become activists and take their protests to the workplace? Of the thousands of Occupiers, how many of them are employed? By whom? Where? According to their own blogs, Twitter channels, etc. they were protesting inequalities and malfeasance. Did they think of turning the finger to their own employers first? While this has the potential of being inflammatory, the truth is employees are assets and can turn things around in an organization with the right strategy. Employee Activism: Disruptive or Participatory? CEO of Causecast Ryan Scott recently predicted that 2012 will be the year of the "employee activist." I sat down with him to delve deeper into the...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/01/26/activist-employee...

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