This report proposes that investment in the real wealth of our nation – its people – is essential to stimulate our economy, help families, radically reduce poverty and violence, reward women’s economic contributions, save billions in crime and prisons, and produce the “high quality human capital” needed for our post-industrial economy. The Full-Spectrum Job-Creation Proposal was presented to President Obama and used by U.S. policy makers in drafting their final 2009 job creation program.
Hundreds of statistical studies and case histories document the dollars-and-cents benefits of businesses investing in their real bottom line: the health and welfare of people.
"If we now look at two of the major trends in the workplace today-the movement of women into leadership levels and the movement by many women and men toward more empathic or nurturing management styles-we see that both are fundamental violations of earlier norms. And we also begin to see that these trends are not unconnected; that, on the contrary, when viewed from a systems perspective, they are inextricably intertwined. For what they challenge are basic assumptions, not only about the roles of women and men, but about the nature of work and power." ~ Riane Eisler
Books by business leaders and authors who describe practical applications of partnership in the corporate world.
By Riane Eisler and Lucy E. Garrick for The Systems Thinker, August 2008