No company is an island.
And in today’s world, none of them are isolated from outside influence. A century ago, you could have had a company that functioned on its own plane. The only thing it needed was a revenue stream to keep it functioning.
Today, social media has changed the way this works. Transparency is king at all companies; laws have been made to shine light on companies that once would’ve been operating under a cloak.
That said, change in your company is going to be prompted by the top tier, but executed by the staff. And your management teams have hopefully received the sort of executive development that has prepared them for such an undertaking. For more on the topic of change within your company, read the full article by Seth Kahan.