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Pepsico, Unilever and Nestlé accused of complicity in illegal rainforest destruction | Environment | The Guardian
Palm oil plantations on illegally deforested land in Sumatra – home to elephants, orangutans and tigers – have allegedly been used to supply scores of household brands, says new report
palm  oil  deforestation  soil  erosion  climate  change  global  warming  climatechange  globalwarming  drought  Brazil  Amazon  rain  forest  rainforest  Sumatra  Congo  Afrika  Asia  Amazonas  profit  maximisation  sustainability  sustainable  mass  extinction 
yesterday by asterisk2a
Why I left the best job in the world – The Startup – Medium
Storia di una persona che ha lasciato un lavoro nella finanza per fare il programmatore
programmer  job  change 
yesterday by gilberto5757
Volkswagen, Daimler, BMW unter Kartellverdacht: Einmal Schrottpresse - SPIEGEL ONLINE
das Wort der Industrie kein Verlass ist. [...] Problem für die Branche, von der in Deutschland fast jeder siebte Arbeitsplatz abhängt. //&! - Die deutsche Autoindustrie hat sich seit den Neunzigerjahren in geheimen Arbeitskreisen über die Technik, Kosten, Zulieferer und sogar über die Abgasreinigung ihrer Dieselfahrzeuge abgesprochen. Das belegt eine Art Selbstanzeige, die der VW-Konzern nach Informationen des SPIEGEL bei den Wettbewerbsbehörden eingereicht hat. Es könnte einer der größten Kartellfälle der deutschen Wirtschaftsgeschichte werden.
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yesterday by asterisk2a
How to Get Past Just Telling People to Change Their Behavior
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It rarely works and often backfires.

Stop telling them. Show them the behaviors you seek; ask them to help design the solutions; and set them up for success.

Follow these four steps to accelerate change:

1. Show Them

Employees will believe in change when they see it. So often, companies announce change by sending out an email with a document that only confuses people. Give employees clear examples of what a good looks like. If you want better presentations or more compelling business updates, show them what you mean and help them learn it. Show them how decisions are made and spell out the criteria, so they can deliver better options and make a stronger business case. Map out exactly how a new process really works; let them walk through it, so they can ask questions.

2. Start at the Top

The quickest way for any organizational change to fail is for executives to ask employees to make a change they themselves won’t make. Change starts at the top. If you want teams to collaborate, coach executives on how they can work openly and effectively across silos without hoarding information and holding tight onto decision-making power. If you want to stop meetings from eating up everyone’s days, give managers clear direction on how to run effective meetings that start on time and end with clear next steps.

3. Get Them Involved in the Solution

People support what they help to build. Get employees at all levels involved in developing the solutions. Employees who actually execute the process are in perfect position to contribute to fixing it, and when they are asked to participate, they buy in. When key stakeholders co-create the solution, they become advocates for it, and that accelerates change. Get employees involved early in redesigning a process or the customer experience.

4. Give Them the Right Priorities and Incentives

Executives often put together a strong case for change and set a good vision of the future, but as Harvard Business Review put it recently, they confuse cooperation with collaboration. Managers may be willing to have their teams share, support, and cooperate with one another, but unless their priorities, resources, and key performance indicators are aligned, they can’t or won’t work toward the same goal. To get people to change, stop telling them; create an environment that fosters co-creation and lead by example. Get employees involved in developing the solution. Have executives and managers model the right behaviors and show their teams how to do things well. Then align priorities and rewards, so everyone is working towards the same goal.
Author: Cynthia Owewn, XPlane, Nov. 23, 2016
change  business  organization  collaboration 
3 days ago by katherinestevens
The Book | Chess and the Art of Enterprise Architecture
"In spite of many `best practices’ and `frameworks’ that have been introduced, Enterprise Architecture is not a great success. After thirty years, we still have the same problems. Chaos is still everywhere. Projects still fail far too often."
enterprise_architecture  change  dopost  book 
3 days ago by niksilver
The Story of the Suicidal Kangaroo - The Analogies Project
"Identify the suicidal kangaroos within your organisation. Typically resistance to behaviour change is related to a particular culture, so you may find that a particular department or function (where cultural norms are distinct to that function) may be resistant to behaviour change."
security  analogy  change  dopost 
3 days ago by niksilver
5 ways to improve medical school
Like many aspects of health care, medical education evolves slowly. The modern curriculum is based on the Flexner Report — a review published in 1910. It hasn’t changed much since then.
medicine  curriculum  change 
4 days ago by PieroRivizzigno
Neoliberalism has conned us into fighting climate change as individuals | Martin Lukacs | Environment | The Guardian
Neoliberalism has taken this internalized self-blame and turbocharged it. It tells you that you should not merely feel guilt and shame if you can’t secure a good job, are deep in debt, and are too stressed or overworked for time with friends. You are now also responsible for bearing the burden of potential ecological collapse.
neoliberal  neoliberalism  society  sociology  psychology  group  individual  individualism  status  anxiety  consumer  consumerism  consumerist  collective  action  identity  capitalism  climate  change  global  warming  globalwarming  climatechange  carbonemission  carbonfootprint  fatalism  Cowspiracy 
4 days ago by asterisk2a
US Farms Could Suffer as the Arctic Heats Up | WIRED
Planet Earth is getting hotter. One of the more confusing aspects of this global trend is the persistent, undeniable discomfort of winter. Even more confusing is when that chilly weather continues into April, May, or godforbidpleasenot June.
climate  change  environment  food 
5 days ago by jeffhammond
Linguistics 001 -- Language Change and Historical Reconstruction
"Generation by generation, pronunciations evolve, new words are borrowed or invented, the meaning of old words drifts, and morphology develops or decays. The rate of change varies, but whether the changes are faster or slower, they build up until the "mother tongue" becomes arbitrarily distant and different. After a thousand years, the original and new languages will not be mutually intelligible. After ten thousand years, the relationship will be essentially indistinguishable from chance relationships between historically unrelated languages."
language  change  history 
5 days ago by niksilver

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