Summary of Corporations as a Force for Good

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Organizational change expert Lynda Gratton acknowledges the widespread distaste for corporations. However, she encourages society to rethink this attitude and to solicit involvement from large corporations – the only entities that can viably address global issues effectively. getAbstract recommends Gratton’s well-structured, contrarian report to policy makers, corporate leaders and global problem solvers.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why corporations should be responsible for solving global issues,
  • Which corporate capabilities are important for developing solutions to global issues and
  • How leadership is changing to meet the demands of social responsibility.

About the Speaker

Organizational change expert Lynda Gratton is a professor of management practice at London Business School.



It may be in vogue to deride large corporations as greedy entities, but such firms are here to stay. In fact, they’re expanding and multiplying. Instead of scoffing at corporations, ask more of them. The future is unknowable, but the world will change rapidly. The best defense against uncertainty is resilience. Corporations can build resilience on three levels. First, at an organizational level, corporations can instill resilience in their workers in three ways:

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