|This clearly shows that today’s corporate executives who are confronted with navigating difficult societal issues need to develop effective frameworks for decision-making that are rooted in their organization’s values and purpose. These decision-making frameworks can help leaders choose when and how to lean into the issues most relevant to their organizations.
Indeed, new research from The HOW Institute board member, Paul Polman, reinforces the finding that people want to work for leaders and organizations that are making a positive impact in the world. The Net Positive Employee Barometer found that nearly half of employees say they would consider resigning if the company’s values don’t align with their own, even in these difficult economic times.
While some continue to debate the role of business in society, employees have given executive leaders little choice. Moral leadership has become a survival skill. If you don’t have a moral perspective, you’re going to get run over by the very people you employ or serve.