QUT alumnus’ company is Best for Workers

QUT alumnus’ company is Best for Workers

06 August 2015

O’Connells OBM Company Director and QUT Alumnus, Adam Dierselhuis has been recognised for his efforts putting team members first and creating a positive work environment, joining just 11 other business across Australia and New Zealand to be featured on the fourth annual ‘B Corp Best for Workers’ list.

Adam Dierselhuis has been a driving force in implementing management strategies in the firm that have led to this recognition, demonstrating that any type of company can use business as a force for good.

O’Connells OBM is the first Brisbane-based company to receive B Corporation Certification, joining an emerging group of companies that are using the power of business to create a positive impact on the world.

Adam attributes O’Connells OBM’s success to their open-book management culture and the company-wide belief that success in business starts with how the individuals inside a business are treated.

“For us, success in business is about much more than numbers. We think of business as a vehicle that can create a positive impact on the lives of those connected to it,” Adam says.

Adam says he hopes more businesses follow suit and join the growing B Corp community.

“We are really proud to be a part of a community of like-minded business owners and are looking forward to sharing our experience with others as to how employees can contribute to building a better business, all the while bettering themselves and the communities they live in,” Adam says.

Adam has maintained a strong relationship with QUT since graduating with a Bachelor of Business in 2002, often contributing to guest lectures and events with the School of Accounting.

The ‘Best for Workers’ list is part of the ‘Best for the World’ series, and sets the gold standard for high impact companies as determined by B Lab, a non-profit organisation promoting socially-minded companies.

O’Connells OBM scored in the top 10% of all certified B Corporations globally.

This article was originally published by the Queensland University of Technology here