Published by Productivity Press in As a pioneer in Lean improvement methods, Jim Martin was among the first to suggest that truly successful Lean initiatives are those applied across every facet of an organization, not just on the shop floor.
Imagine going to work every day for a company that you are truly excited about, and proud to be a part of. You're proud to be a part of this company because they're honorable.
They stand out from the typical "cut-throat" business world by the way they treat suppliers, their commitment to environmental sustainability, their ethical investments, and their desire to empower and promote their team members instead of dragging them down.
There is a constant air of excitement and possibility at the office, and you love coming to work each day. Sounds pretty amazing, right? Well, a company like this isn't just a fantasy any more. And one approach to building a company like this, and monitoring what it does, is to use "the triple bottom line.
The triple bottom line was first fully explained by John Elkington in his book, "Cannibals With Forks: The triple bottom line is a way of expressing a company's impact and sustainability on both a local and a global scale.
The concept behind the triple bottom line is that companies are responsible first and foremost to all their stakeholders, and these include everyone that is involved with the company whether directly or indirectly, as well as the planet we're all living on.
This approach sees shareholders as part of the stakeholder group, but only as part of it. However, a number of important trends support the need for organizations to be benevolent, at least to some extent: Many organizations are critically dependent for success on hiring, motivating and retaining good people.
At the extreme, think of leading sports teams or media organizations, in which the people earning big money are the stars, not the shareholders. These organizations have no option but to be focused on their people.
In many parts of the world, particularly in certain industries, good people are in short supply. Baby Boomers are moving out of the workplace into retirement, and there are fewer people in the following generations.
Organizations that don't look after their workforces will quickly find they can't attract and retain the people they need. Different generations have different attitudes to work. While earlier generations may have tolerated impoverished conditions at work, people in generations X and Y are likely to be looking for more meaning.
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