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dc.contributor.advisorPerulli, Adalberto
dc.contributor.advisorCagnin, Valentina
dc.contributor.authorKeller, Mary Lou
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-07T14:48:09Z
dc.date.available2019-11-07T14:48:09Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/20.500.11825/1107
dc.descriptionSecond semester University: Ca' Foscari University of Veniceen_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores growing demands on commercial enterprises to conduct business in a socially responsible manner, and how enterprises might best respond to this pressure by focusing on their own workforce. More particularly, it examines principles behind making workplace-focused social responsibility an integral aspect of every business organization’s mission, purpose, and operations. It advocates for fostering personal development and prosocial behavior among the workforce to lay a cornerstone for these obligations, while concurrently enhancing employee development and engagement. Sources of contemporary demands to be socially responsible are examined including deep roots in ethics and morality, constructs for socially responsible business practices found in law, policy, and business norms, and current research in human biology and organizations. Implementation of workplace-focused socially responsible measures is also considered. Traditional approaches are outlined, and innovative programs focused on workforce well-being are surveyed. A secular, science-backed program to cultivate compassion, mindfulness, and resilience in the workforce is analyzed in detail. Lessons from organizations that have adopted similar approaches to workforce culture and well-being are shared. Laying a cornerstone for organizational social responsibility in the workplace is smart and effective business practice, best accomplished by actively fostering personal development and prosocial behavior among the workforce. Such an approach can improve profits, enhance motivation, commitment, and engagement among jobholders, and promote significant societal benefits inside and outside the organization.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGlobal Campus Europe (EMA) theses 2018/2019;
dc.subjectbusinessen_US
dc.subjectcorporate responsibilityen_US
dc.subjectsocial responsibilityen_US
dc.subjectworking conditionsen_US
dc.subjectworkersen_US
dc.subjectpsychologyen_US
dc.subjectethicsen_US
dc.subjectlabour law
dc.subjectemployment policy
dc.titleDoing good while doing good business: laying a cornerstone for social responsibility by fostering personal development and prosocial behavior in the workforceen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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