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If you are unsure about the direction your business or organisation should be heading at present, then here is a good solution.
With the prevailing uncertainty, as financial organisations, automotive industries, educational institutes, governments, industries, etc., undergo a massive transformation, here is a bright ray of hope.
Introducing Cause No HarmTM, a simple but effective solution to business or organisational sustainability.
It is not about perpetuating the same old, redundant, business methods and getting the same unworkable results. This is about growing your business in an ethical, sustainable way, where the fullest potential of your co-workers and co-creators is brought to the fore.
It is about creating more harmony within your business or organisation and beyond, to the communities you serve and the family of humanity.
It is the provision of expert guidance on how to move forward to the benefit of all, rather than the few.
It is about taking a good business or organisation and improving and expanding it in line with the new paradigm shift.
My name is Rick Pursell and over the past 22 years of working in multi-national corporations, I have come to learn some very workable strategies that can improve your business or organisation and send it to the next level; the level that society, employees, stakeholders and I am sure, you, are now seeking.
Let’s start with three current emerging trends:
It is pretty obvious that many large and small businesses and organisations around the world are being dismantled, as their operating basis is no longer workable. This may be likened to giving birth to a child; it is an uncomfortable, painful and often disturbing process, but in the end the joy of new life overrides the pain.
So it is with the transformation of businesses and organisations, they experience discomfort at facing change, pain as sometimes jobs or profits are lost and certainly disturbance at the uncertainty that prevails. But out of chaos comes order and this is where we must focus our attention – the net end result of where we want to be in the future.
It is however, not a case of throwing out the baby with the bath water(!), but instead, sifting through the existing business practices that do work and letting go of those that clearly don’t. Then, creatively building a bridge from the old to the new paradigm.
I once learnt a very powerful lesson about life through the observation of where martial arts experts put their attention. Let’s imagine a martial arts expert wants to break a piece of timber with his bare hands. The timber is suspended between two sets of bricks, ready to be struck and broken into two.
|Where does the expert aim? Is in the middle or to one side of the timber? As it turns out, it is neither; he or she aims for the space below, imagining there is no obstacle or barrier in their way, the hand slices through the timber and reaches the point being aimed for.
This is where we must focus our attention, not on the barriers or obstacles in our way, but on where we want our business or organisation to be in the future.
Cause No HarmTM is a practical philosophy, which is inculcated as a culture within your organisation, reflecting your values, business ethics, strategy and forms the foundation on which your organisation will be built and expanded upon to achieve your vision and beyond.
For further reading, please visit: www.cause-no-harm.com
For over twenty two years, Rick Pursell, the Founder of Sustainable Solutions, has implemented practical applications in multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environments throughout the world.
He has worked at senior level, and has a proven track record of reducing workplace losses and improving profitability, quality and efficiency.
He has a demonstrated ability to make strategic presentations of key information to organisations and audiences and a proven ability to implement continuous improvement strategies that result in quantifiable betterment in behaviours and cultures.
For more information, send us a request on our Contact Us page, or call (+62 8123887701)
Our mission is to create a culture of Cause No HarmTM in organisations and businesses around the world, to enhance their short and long-term sustainability and growth, while providing our clients with the highest professional level of service.
As agents of change, we help our clients create a better balance between the needs of people, the environment, the planet, future generations and profits.
Our personal integrity is paramount
We trust; in ourselves and those who depend on our services and products
Relationships form the foundation of achievement
Creating emotional excellence in people or organisations is not achieved through force or coercion, but by striving to free each other to grow and express the excellence that is inherent in us all.
We focus on the highest possible outcome and service to our clients
To help leaders achieve a culture of Cause No HarmTM, we provide:
During 2008, the world was shocked by the collapse of several huge financial institutions, automotive giants trekking cap in hand to the US Government for bailout packages and staggering economic downturns in leading and smaller nations.
The commercial sector along with many other areas are undergoing a massive transformation and with it, the need to change their operating basis, as clearly it no longer serves the greatest good for the greatest number. The manner of doing things needs to change through the process of culling what was successful from the old ways, building a connecting bridge and developing more all-encompassing, integrated business practices.
In other words, the time for a vast array of paradigm shifts is nigh.
Cause No HarmTM is a highly successful tool to bring about greater harmony, stronger more solid relationships, more respect, higher productivity and ultimately, increased profitability. It is a paradigm shift away from pure profits at the expense of employee’s welfare, the working and living environment and a decline in the standard and quality of life for future generations. It takes our thinking away from short-term gains, to sustainable, ethical ideas and actions that benefit everyone. In short it moves us away from egocentricity to global-centricity, where we consider the impact of our actions broadly and take responsibility for the outcomes.
Cause No HarmTM Principles:
Everything that an organisation or business does, will have as its first consideration, the idea that it must Cause No HarmTM to:
The organisation or business nurtures this as a core value and through an ongoing education programme and guidance, inculcates the value of Cause No HarmTM as part of the organisation or business’s culture.
One of our consultants will work closely with you to determine the current culture of your organisation or business and what perceived changes need to occur.
They will then familiarise themselves with your organisation or business to get a working knowledge of what it is you do, your vision and mission, challenges and opportunities to improve.
A Cause No HarmTM process, based on your timeline and budget, is then developed to implement the cultural change and includes:
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It is my pleasure and privilege to provide this testimonial for Rick Pursell and his cultural change process – Cause No Harm.
As a young, dynamic and fast expanding company, we engaged Rick to guide our corporate responsibility processes and adopted the Cause No Harm philosophy as a core value.
The value of this to our company is that we can visibly demonstrate to our clients, stakeholders and employees that we care. We care for ourselves, other people, the equipment and materials we operate and use, the immediate environment, the planet as a whole and about future generations.
This caring and assessment of whether an action or decision will ultimately result in harm, is a driving consideration, from the Board of Directors, to operational personnel. Where a decision or action may potentially cause harm anywhere across the spectrum, it is re-evaluated and either eliminated or reduced to as low as practicably possible.
Cause No Harm as a core value and driver, has contributed to this company being awarded two key acknowledgements last year.
Changing a culture does not come easy or without some discomfort, but when it is established, it provides a wonderful platform on which growth, harmony and productivity can prevail
This testimonial would not be complete without fully acknowledging the originator of Cause No Harm, Rick Pursell. His credibility, experience, wisdom, level of professionalism and caring, has been the driving force behind the cultural change of our company.
|Swiber Awarded ”Best Under a Billion” Company by Forbes Asia (3rd December 2008)
Swiber debuted in the select Forbes Asia’s “Best Under a Billion” 2008 roster at the award ceremony and dinner on December 3, 2008
Swiber Ranks Top 5 in the Fastest Growing Internationalising Company (4th November 2008)
Swiber Holdings Limited ranked top 5 in the Fastest Growing Internationalising Company category in the Singapore International (SI) 100 Ranking 2008.
Bright Idea Award