This interest area touched on experiences of entrepreneurship and business management, alongside cultivating and living a lifestyle in the workplace motivated by considerations of faith and community-building. A concrete expression of the Focolare Movement’s influence in this arena lies in the Economy of Communion (EoC) initiative, a global network of 840 companies supporting thousands of individuals in need through profit-sharing, job training, employment and more.
Who was there?
Participants at Expo 2013 included those who were interested in
- Starting and/or running an entrepreneurial venture
- Fostering a healthy work environment (employees, union leaders, human resources managers)
- Supporting sustainable endeavors to address local and global poverty (non-profit executives, charitable volunteers, international aid workers, development economists).
Participants had opportunities to
- Discuss tools and strategies for fostering a ‘lifestyle of communion’ in the workplace and business spheres.
- Interact with the North American Economy of Communion Association and business entrepreneur representatives at the main hall exhibition.
- Hear experiences of people in this sector who have brought positive change to their work environments, starting with a shift in their own attitude and resulting in a significant impact on the organization, its employees or its clients.
- Be part of launching The Company Cube, an initiative to bring person centered principles into the workplace.
We hope that these experiences, conversations and networking opportunities encouraged all participants to leave with a new network of relationships, ideas and tools launch new initiatives in their own companies, workplaces, professions and communities.
Interested in learning more?
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