The world is calling for new ways of working and for new rules and new benchmarks. Leaders are now being called on to create a better world through better workplaces. And they’re finding out that in answering that call, business gets better!
There is a new paradigm emerging, meaning that it’s no longer about moving from the left to the right of the same box. It’s about creating new boxes – new cultural norms that are more compassionate and just, norms that hold more accurate valuation for the things people value most, like being well, happy and connected to others.
What’s emerging includes not just taking greater social responsibility, it’s bigger than that. There is a growing, and increasingly coherent, global understanding that we are all interdependent and that business as usual is no longer a plan because too many basic human values are not accounted for.
As it turns out, when values are fulfilled, almost all social and economic indicators go up. So, leaders who do not account for the cultural tsunami that is upon us are likely to find themselves blindsided if they are unable to see beyond norms that the world is evolving beyond.
It is now possible to get a data-based assessment on how your organization is evolving in its own right and also on how that evolution tracks with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and with standards for the Culture of Peace. The data is in: when organizations account for greater good, they do better financially and organizationally.
My expertise in new paradigm consulting and advising is based on a doctorate in the Reinvention of Work, and my values-driven leadership and cultural development work in and around the United Nations and in the private sector, along with a lifetime journey on the path of many paths that have taken me all over the world.
Is it time to assess how in sync you are with where the world’s going?