Corporations: Do they Care?
Which way/s will most US companies go in this emerging covid-influenced economy?
B-Corps, “C” Corps: Beneficial & Balanced? or Cruel & Controlling Corporations?
While some companies are becoming more and more punitive, demanding and restrictive:
- Expecting employees to work 70+ hours/week to be considered “successful”
- The reportedly terrible working conditions in at least some Amazon.com warehouses
- and how some workplace and expectations are literally killing us (in this article), for example: a recent death – on the job – of a Facebook moderator in a Tampa office park, some say, due to the high stress, disturbing nature of the job (without enough breaks and time off)
Other companies are embracing a new, more compassionate, inclusive, community minded approach:
- A B-Corp is a company type that is committed to having a balanced approach to”The Triple Bottom Line” of people, planet AND profits” via the “B-Corps structure and
- Growing corporate social responsibility programs (CSR) and employer sponsored volunteering as ways to do what was once very common, expected and traditional approach of industry: to give back to the communities they served, and value and reward employee loyalty.
While considering our foundational values and choices, as we contemplate our futures, let’s ask ourselves:
Where are we headed? Where do we WANT to go? Within our companies? As a country? World-wide? In our own lives and careers? What are our priorities? What is our vision? What is the impact of these choices, on all levels?