Chapter 6

Social Conscience Begins with Your Employees

Businesses can engage themselves in philanthropic causes and stewardship principles to unleash shared value for business and toward society.

—Mark Anthony Camilleri (2016)

As an OD practitioner, I work in a number of different sized businesses, across a plethora of different industries, and in each organization I hear the same refrain “People are our most important asset.” As an OD practitioner, I am only ever invited into a business as a last resort. When all else has failed and someone has had the foresight (or hindsight) to consider that maybe the answer lies in “fixing the people problem.” The issue of course is that people are only a problem if the organization fails to act in a way ...

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