Fu Jia Lik works as a management consultant and is also a certified trainer. She has led and facilitated workshops, training and coaching sessions.
Jia's involvement ranges from country strategy workshops to various soft skills corporate training and leadership coaching. She has a vision for a world where mundane "work" does not exist; a world where everyone finds meaning in the workplace; a world where the impact of businesses is not solely within the economic sphere. Every business leader looks and guards their financial bottom line. They strategise on how to grow their profits year on year. But is that enough for sustaining your company’s health and longevity?
This book aims to introduce and show how efforts of looking beyond profits can strategically achieve holistic impact throughout the organization, leading towards business sustainability.
In terms of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Malaysia, most companies are doing it philanthropically, and lack an angle of incorporating business activities into them.
Some companies are even conducting their CSR activities reluctantly, as regulatory bodies have made it a must for them.My book Beyond Profits will shift your understanding and approach towards CSR. CSR is a step for companies starting to look and go “Beyond Profits”. However, a true understanding of CSR will lead you to realise that it must be strategically aligned to the business and operations, rather than being a stand-alone pet project. It should address both internal- and external-facing initiatives and, thus, can be a part of either organisational culture change or business turnaround strategy.
The goal is for the mindset and commitment towards going Beyond Profits to be strongly adapted into the core of the organisation. This will ultimately lead towards business sustainability.
How Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is more than just philanthropy. It is part of something bigger, which is to go Beyond Profits in order to achieve business sustainability. Corporations who do not consider their responsibilities beyond the economical sphere will face severe business challenges. The alignment of CSR initiatives towards business strategy and injecting mindset of Beyond Profits within the core of the organisation will bring about success and longevity.