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Building a ‘social licence to operate’? Think small

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Management, Media, Mining, Publications, Strategy


Last year one of the article’s we published in the Strictly Boardroom column was on ‘social licence to operate’. It was based on some personal observations made at Perth Airport. The serious point underlying the article though was that with the social licence involving community connection it may be better approached from the bottom up rather than the top down – by engaging front line workers, rather than relying on direction from HQ.

The article is entitled “Building a ‘social licence to operate’? Think small” and is available to subscribers of, or contact me.

For keen followers of the Strictly Boardroom column, our book “Strictly (Mining) Boardroom Volume II: A Practitioners Guide for Next Generation Directors” was published last year and is available as a paperback or e-book from Major Street Publishing or Amazon. We’re pleased to say that the book received a very positive review in the AusIMM Bulletin and in Geoscientist magazine – the members publication of the Geological Society of London.