B the Change Weekly: May 31, 2019
Delivered on Fridays, B the Change Weekly delivers the most important and most relevant stories about people using business as a force for good. The newsletter features a weekly note from the B the Change team alongside insight and context on the stories we share here on Medium. Below is our latest roundup. To receive these insights directly in your inbox, sign up for B the Change Weekly today. Now onto the good stuff:
The vast majority — 98 percent (yep, nearly all!) — of employees surveyed at Certified B Corporations say they are highly satisfied with where they work, according to B Impact Assessment results.
Part of that is by design: Because B Corps consider workers among their stakeholders, they inherently value worker satisfaction and workplace relationships. The best part? Workers who feel valued feel better — literally — and lead happier, healthier lives.
Those healthy feelings lead to healthy business results. This week on B the Change, we highlight how B Corps that prioritize people make work with a purpose pay off for everyone.
Find Your Dream Job at a B Corp
At B Corps, workers know they contribute to a business that values planet and people as well as profit, and feel a connection to a greater purpose on the job. These connections are at the heart of the B Work online job platform, which B Lab launched in 2017 with Fitzii, a B Corp through the Ian Martin Group, to connect purpose-driven workers and companies.
More Than a Game: Building a Values-Based Workplace
To reimagine the experience of going to school, B Corp Classcraft incorporates computer gaming into the educational setting. The concept has scored with educators: In four years, 5.5 million people in over 165 countries and 11 languages using the program in their classrooms.
When Working Remotely Means Being Fully Present
A flexible work environment has long been the norm at Ellevate, a B Corp that provides events and action-oriented online networking for professional women. Its workers bridge physical gaps and maintain strong communication with their colleagues to get the job done.
Book of the Week
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By Cal Newport
Digital minimalists are all around us. They’re the calm, happy people who can hold long conversations without furtive glances at their phones. They can get lost in a good book, a woodworking project or a leisurely morning run. They stay informed about the news of the day but don’t feel overwhelmed by it. Drawing on a diverse array of real-life examples — from Amish farmers to harried parents to Silicon Valley programmers — Cal Newport identifies the common practices of digital minimalists and the ideas that underpin them. He then shares strategies for integrating these practices into your life, starting with a 30-day “digital declutter” process that has helped thousands feel less overwhelmed and more in control.
B the Change gathers and shares the voices from within the movement of people using business as a force for good and the community of Certified B Corporations. The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the nonprofit B Lab.