How to hire a change agent.

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Look for certain qualities to identify employees who will tackle a company’s sustainability challenges. We all know the traditional interview questions, such as “What are your strengths and weaknesses?” “Why do you want to work at our company?” But what do you ask if you’re looking for someone who can move the company toward better social and environmental performance? Research that colleagues and I have conducted provides some answers. In a series of studies, we have found that leaders who promote social and environmental issues are more likely to have:
- environmental experience (whether personal or professional)
- training in business rather than law, and
- exposure to shifting trends in society.
Looking for these qualities in managers’ backgrounds can help us identify leaders who will commit to sustainability agendas.

Authors Walls, Judith
Language English
Subjects business studies
information management
Date 1 December 2018
Publisher Network for Business Sustainability
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Depositing User Prof. Dr. Judith Walls
Date Deposited 16 Dec 2019 15:15
Last Modified 17 Dec 2019 14:50


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Walls, Judith: How to hire a change agent. [Blog]. URL: . Network for Business Sustainability (1 December 2018).

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