Fostering Social Change at Work Requires More than Money

“Employees often care about social issues and use their organizations as a vehicle to foster social change,” said David Mayer, U-M professor of management and organizations. “Yet, despite commonly communicating through economic language, speaking up about morals can be more effective when the issue is framed to fit the company’s values and mission.

More workplaces are being asked to use their considerable economic impact to address social issues from health care to the environment, and how management is asked to help makes a difference, says a University of Michigan researcher.

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