TAO Professional Development programming supports tech professionals by helping them to make connections, develop expertise, share best-practices, and amplify their voices as members of the tech industry.
A study of 200 companies authored by John Kotter and James Heskett in “Corporate Culture and Performance” showed that over an 11-year period, stakeholder-balanced companies had four times the growth in sales and eight times the employment growth when compared to shareholder-focused companies.
With better access to information focused on a company’s values and actions, today’s stakeholders are more sophisticated and savvy. Corporate responsibility is no longer just about philanthropy or publicity; it is a critical business tool. So as companies work to develop relationships, inspire their stakeholders, and create communities where everyone strives to give their best – they start to deliver to deliver a more profitable and sustainable business than companies whose focus is exclusively on the bottom line.
The discussion will focused on how intangibles like trusting relationships with suppliers, employee learning and growth, reputation and goodwill are key drivers of corporate competitiveness and profitability.
ABOUT WILLAMETTE VALLEY CONSULTANTS
Willamette Valley Consultants are dedicated to improving the lives of their clients. They do that by understanding goals and removing barriers that get in client’s way. Their specialty is translating entrepreneurial passion and purpose into success. With offices in Portland and McMinnville, they ask lots of questions to help entrepreneurs, owners, executives and managers get unstuck, clarify options, and see and hear the present and the future with a different and experienced set of eyes and ears.
ABOUT B2B CFO
We are “the alternative” to the typical professional services on an exit or buy transition. We use unique tools, talents, and processes to help the business owner(s) through the transition. Not only are our professionals qualified, but we have published books and software to help with these transitions. We invite you to study this website to discover our unique tools, talents, and processes.