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How Do You Socialize Today’s Sustainable Work Teams?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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“People have evolved to become extremely good at dynamically adapting to our social environment. In teams, we constantly synchronize and modify our actions and expectations to keep them aligned with those of our collaborators…So managers of virtual teams should have dual, complementary objectives: structure and socialize.”
 

The Leading Role of Sustainability in Supply Chain Design

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Increasingly, businesses around the world are beginning to recognize the value of sustainable supply chain management, often citing cost and risk reduction opportunities.  Companies such as IBM and Wal-Mart are tapping into the value of redesign.  In addition, start-up organizations and newly formed supply chains also reali

Don’t Let Demand Run Away from Your Supply

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Over the past few years, companies across all industries have taken extreme measures to manage the financial pressures and risks of uncertain economic times.  Our professional consulting personally observed many companies taking cost-cutting actions that were absolutely necessarily to ensure short-term business sustainability.  However, these same actions are now coming into question with a brighter future on the business horizon.  

Are You Giving Green Attitude?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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As Albert Einstein said, "It is every man’s obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it."    From a sustainability perspective, that can take many forms.  As in, caring for the Earth's resources from a physical and material perspective, but also in how our individual thoughts and behavior shapes that caring.  A question to ponder: How are we as individuals contributing back to the world through our attitudes, thoughts, and behaviors? 

Did you Attend PRNewswire's Engage CSR 2010 Virtual Event? Archive Available

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Social media provides individuals, communities, businesses, and non-government organizations the ability to connect with business in meaningful discussion from anywhere in the world in real time.  To focus the corporate ear, business sustainability minded organizations are engaging with stakeholders, who have a vested interest in the success of the business and profoundly advance the sustainability conversation. 

Why Monetary Circulation Is Critical to Business Sustainability

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Have you ever observed a once thriving business, product line, or even an innovative idea suddenly begins to fail and eventually disappear?  Maybe it was a place of business you have been going to for years, and it is now closing down.  Why might this have happened?  The answer may lie in a second question: Was sustainability an engrained part of this company’s strategies and operations? 

15 Reasons to Fall in Love with Your Bike

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May is National Bike Month, and cities and towns from coast to coast are promoting bicycling like never before.   As a sustainability consultant, I have the opportunity to work with individuals and businesses to integrate sustainability concepts into the workplace and daily life.  Naturally, cycling is a sustainability concept that meets both worlds: business and individuals.  Clients commute to work; businesses provide resources and incentives for cycling commuters.  So, why is bike commuting so wonderful?

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