23 May '11, 3am

Creating a Sustainability Army

Creating a Sustainability Army

, shares a system that makes entrepreneurial behavior as a core part of a business. While the book focuses on business in general, insights and lessons learned can be applied successfully to the business of sustainability. All too often, as companies begin to expand and grow, much of the emphasis is placed on building a management structure of authority, and checks and balances. Managers on top are with the power, and those on the bottom are at the whim of the people on top. Prosek changes this dynamic, suggesting to empower every member your staff into entrepreneurs. From the book, “An AOE is, in short, an internal force of committed employees. It is a structure and a mindset that enables a business to grow beyond you–the business founder, owner, CEO.” As sustainability professionals, we are often the one of the few pushing sustainability initiatives. Imagine enabling and...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/05/creating-sustainabili...

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