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How to Get Your Business Started in Social Change
People today want businesses to be involved in social change. Episode 66 of Faithful on the Clock reveals the biggest problem within that arena and walks you through key steps for bringing social responsibility into your business.
[00:04] - Intro
[00:34] - You can see the idea of social change in many business vision and mission statements. Many companies really do want to make a difference.
[01:14] - Multiple studies support the idea that people want companies to step up when it comes to social responsibility.
[02:29] - People want companies to engage but generally have little faith in the social responsibility promises businesses make. This makes following through on what you say critical.
[04:11] - The first step in getting started in social change is deliberately selecting which values you’ll support. Select just a few to keep the influence of those values from getting too diffused.
[05:45] - Double-check that your selected values can fit within the core areas and principles of social responsibility from ISO Guidance on Social Responsibility.
[06:36] - Consider small and large scale for your initiatives. Smaller community initiatives are essential for powering and lending credibility to larger campaigns.
[08:10] - Verify that the value you target comes through in your business. It should serve as a constant undercurrent and be codified in your handbook.
[08:45] - Pivoting on social causes as your business or society grows is OK. Just be clear about why you are transitioning.
[09:40] - Prayer
[10:24] - Outro/What’s coming up next
What’s coming up next:
Layoffs are never easy, but they’re often necessary for businesses to survive. Episode 67 of Faithful on the Clock covers how to get through one well, both as an employer and employee.
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