Haris Ahmed | Chicago | Social Responsibility in the Workplace

Haris Ahmed Chicago Consultant: Social Responsibility in the Workplace

Haris Ahmed established Chicago-based Pragmatium Consulting, Inc. in hopes of being able to help a lot more companies and organizations improve their performance and productivity. With his own team of management consultants and organizational change experts, he is now more capable of reaching a wider audience and assisting more companies and organizations. His only desire is to see other organizations achieve the same success that his company has had the privilege to enjoy over the years. His primary focus is helping organizations identify and adopt changes that would be beneficial for everyone, internally and externally—the organization, teams, each and every member of these teams, customers, suppliers, stakeholders, and business affiliates.

Haris Ahmed believes and acknowledges that a company’s greatest asset is its people. And all too often, we see an organization fail because its key players aren’t happy with the direction that the organization has taken. Often this direction is also seen as outdated—for organizations that failed to adapt to certain changes.

Take for example, social responsibility. A lot more people nowadays have become aware of their social responsibility, in such a way that they have started to adapt certain changes in their homes and lifestyle. Recycling, using energy efficient appliances and lighting fixtures, keeping their surroundings clean and green, reducing their contribution to air pollution (walking instead of daily commutes to and from the workplace), and eliminating plastic use in the household are only some of the things people are starting to do. Now, imagine an applicant who has taken his or her social responsibility seriously. One of the factors that they will consider when working for a certain company is its social awareness. Someone who advocates a cleaner and greener environment wouldn’t think twice about skipping a certain organization because its advocacies (or lack thereof) aren’t aligned with theirs.

It may seem like such a small factor to even merit serious consideration, but this is where organizations are failing their employees—current and future—according to Haris Ahmed and his Chicago team of management consultants and change experts. By refusing to adapt to this change in people’s mindset about the environment, the organization is considerably limiting its potential to acquire highly-talented and skilled employees.

Wouldn’t you rather give your employees and applicants the option to work with a socially responsible organization, targeting both the ‘regular’ and the socially aware employees and applicants, than limiting your option to just one type?

It’s also worth mentioning here that a socially responsible organization earns more respect from consumers and the industry. When you show that you do business with compassion for the environment, you will most likely be seen as a positive influencer in your industry.

If you haven’t yet adopted certain measures to make your organization more socially aware and responsible, it’s time to consider it.

Haris Ahmed, Chicago change expert and management consultant, will share his tips on how to become a socially responsible organization in his future posts so please check back again for those. For comments or suggestions, please feel free to leave Haris Ahmed a message in the comments section below.



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