As soaring temperatures and tumbling records bring the flames of climate change uncomfortably close to home, new metrics raise troubling questions about our professional complicity in the destruction of the Earth’s climate and biodiversity and rattle some of the taken-for-granted ideas upon which most organisations and professional lives are built.
Our primitive need to see good triumph over evil may be satisfied by watching Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg’s head roll but it keeps us blind to our systemic reality. What’s broken is not individuals or even individual organisations but our entire industrial system.
As intangible, non-financial assets continue to grow as a contributor to the financial bottom-line, there’s a unique opportunity for HR, Organisation Development and Communication professionals to demonstrate how much culture counts by joining the dots between culture and corporate value.
Now and then we observe the world through the lens of living systems and our CultureWork perspective.
If you’d like to know when our new essays and posts appear online, do subscribe.