And suddenly, we were living in a new culture… How did that happen?

Note: this article is part of The Transatlantic Debate Blog series, which forms a conversation between Dr. Katrin Muff and Dr. Kathy Miller Perkins on business sustainability. Read the previous post here.

How do companies grow into new cultures? Can a given culture be changed? How palpable is a culture anyway? And if you wanted to change it, how would you go about it? These are questions that occupy Organizational Development consultants and researchers alike. At Business School Lausanne (BSL) we have decided to prototype new forms of organizations as a way to offer a living case study to our students. For the end of the year, I would like to offer a self-reflective piece about our organizational journey, from my own personal (and obviously, limited) perspective.   Continue reading

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What if we considered border and boundaries issues as dilemmas and tensions?

by Dr. Katrin Muff

Note: this article is part of The Transatlantic Debate Blog series, which forms a conversation between Dr. Katrin Muff and Dr. Kathy Miller Perkins on business sustainability. Read the previous post here.

There is something hard and cold about borders and boundaries. Something exclusive, cutting-off and leaving out, separating the “us” and “them”. What if that was a way of operating that was simply outdated? Let us look at an alternative operating mode: one that builds on inclusion and cooperation and expresses itself through dilemmas and tensions, which need to be figured out, one step a time.

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Call for submissions to a UK and Ireland edition of the PRME Inspirational Guide

INSPIRATIONAL GUIDE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF PRME: UK AND IRELAND EDITION

Call for submissions: Deadline 31st January 2014

Following the success of the PRME Inspirational Guide 2012 and 2013 publications, we are pleased to announce that we will be publishing a UK and Ireland edition in partnership with Greenleaf Publishing and GSE Research. The intention is to capture and share ideas and action on the challenges of implementing the Principles for Responsible Management education, for PRME signatories, and those who have not yet joined PRME. We believe there is no more pressing challenge for businesses and business education than to address issues of responsibility and sustainability.
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