Corporate Citizenship Perspectives

CSR professionals give tips on how to prepare for organizational change

Posted by Paige Kelly on Sep 12, 2013 5:51:00 AM

BlogOrganizational change is inevitable in businesses today; the question is how do individuals not only endure but thrive in such an atmosphere? As one of our webinar speakers, Cathy Glover, Director of Community Investment at Suncor, points out, implementing any major organizational change is like building the car while it is still driving,” – clearly a significant challenge for any individual. The Center recognized this challenge as a common one for members and wanted to highlight two individuals who have learned from a transitional phase firsthand in our most recent webinar, Preparing for organizational change: A professional development guide. Along with Cathy Glover, Rosemary Matzl, Director of Community Relations at Illinois Tool Works, also spoke candidly about her experiences and learning related to corporate change.

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Topics: Corporate Citizenship, Management, Communication, Change, Organizational

Preparing for organizational change: A professional development guide

Posted by elizabeth.rogers on Aug 21, 2013 6:11:55 AM

change-ahead-sign_300x220In an evolving economy, it is business as usual when you receive a memo announcing a merger, acquisition, or CEO change. While organizational change presents challenges to professionals in all areas of a company, these changes can be particularly challenging when you work in sustainability, corporate responsibility, and community involvement.

For corporate citizenship professionals, such changes can have direct impacts on your grantees, programs, and even philanthropic priorities. The field in general has gained stature, the social and business benefits of your programs are well-known and understood by the current leadership, but will the priorities remain the same? Will you have to off-ramp with a charity that you’ve worked with for years? When a CEO who supported your corporate citizenship efforts decides to take an opportunity elsewhere, or a merger forces two different priority lists to compete, what is a citizenship professional to do?

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Topics: Corporate Citizenship, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Responsible Corporate Leadership, Change, Organizational

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