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Why Social Media Intelligence Enables Stakeholder Engagement

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The American Productivity & Quality Center (APQC) describes knowledge management as a mindset that extends beyond the flow of traditional business process.  It focuses on the dissemination of information, engagement of key resources, and ultimately the adoption rate of best practices across the entire value chain.  As a sustainability consultants, we believe knowledge management and sustainability concepts to be intricately aligned.  In fact, we find knowledge management to be a critical aspect of business sustainability.

Is Sustainable Talent Management Going to Heat-up in 2013?

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As companies kick-off the New Year, the question of available resources becomes an important point of discussion and often a major area of focus.  For many talent management organizations, the pool has begun to shrink and the power of choice is being replaced by a questionable ability to attract.  Our sustainability consulting examines the new recruiting strategies for 2013.
 

Applying Sustainability Concepts from IT Strategy Development

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In 2008, Pinnacle Worldwide released the results from a survey that revealed that 45% of companies surveyed reported to have a business sustainability strategy already in place and another 27% responded that they were working on one.  While these finding were positive signal that things were moving in the right direction, our sustainability consulting practice consequently found that a strategy of any kind is only as good as the ability to implement and continuously manage its progress.  For this reason, we search for insights into continuous strategy improvement.

Why Your Social Media Efforts Are Failing and What to Do About Them

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Social media, although a relatively recent phenomenon, is becoming an essential tool for value creation in sustainable business, and within all businesses, an increasingly important part of any business’s marketing and client base development platform. The perception of social media marketing has shifted quickly—no longer viewed as a trendy or passing fad, having a flexible and well-managed presence has become a must for any business seeking to secure a place in both the traditional and digital marketplace.

How to Apply Sustainable Business Action to 2013 Mega Trends

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“While the key to growth is beating your competitors to market, you can’t rush off to pursue every major disruptive trend. Make sure you track leading market signals and criteria to assess the materiality of megatrends. Before you begin the ideation process, use strategic opportunity maps to assess and rank which spaces are most relevant to your organization—and quantify how relevant they are.”  -Corporate Executive Board
 

Social Media Communications Are Essential for Value Creation in Sustainable Businesses

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Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, foursquare, blogging, the social web– we no longer just communicate; we interact. In the process, how can the wealth of information being generated by social media help us better understand business sustainability value creation? Click here to continue reading, Social Media Communications Are Essential for Value Creation in Sustainable Businesses

How Does User Experience Play into Business Sustainability Strategies?

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Within our sustainable consulting practice, we recognize that a company’s stakeholders have a vested interest in the business.  This is commonly seen in a mutual aligned desire for success.  It is this shared path that creates openness to new ideas that promote business success and innovative ideas.  While there is much discussion on the value of suppliers in this process, our sustainability consulting practice also explores the role of the customer and these key stakeholder engagement points.

Follow Your Favorite Green, CSR, and Sustainability Boards on Pinterest

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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What is green living?  Is it living off the grid? Living in a green house? Working at a green job?  What exactly does it mean to be green?  Sometimes, summing that up in words is challenging.  Yet, they say a picture is worth a thousand words. Imagine what it be like to summarize a definition of sustainable business and sustainable living through pictures?  
 

5 Ways to Communicate Sustainability Within the Organization

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The path of business sustainability is a journey, and what makes up a journey are the experiences of the company and it stakeholders.  At Taiga Company, our sustainability consulting practice is extremely enthusiastic that more and more business sustainability concepts are becoming universal and easier to understand.  
 

How Do Your Suppliers Reflect On Your Company? Risk or Opportunity?

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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External forces are usually culprits when a debate about business failure arises. Technology, competitors, and emerging markets pose a lot of threats on the organizational development and sustainability.  As a result, most organizations have put in place strategies that seek to mitigate these factors only. However, external forces are not the only ones that can bring down a business!  Just because a company is running fine and making profits that are in line with their goals, it does not mean that we turn our heads to the blind spots that may be slowly bringing the company down.

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