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Obtaining a green audit for your organization is a great step in a sustainable direction. But often a company finds that moving beyond this point is difficult. Identifying a specific route to take ...

Obtaining a green audit for your organization is a great step in a sustainable direction. But often a company finds that moving beyond this point is difficult. Identifying a specific route to take can be challenging with so many options of change available. But have no fear...this Slideshare will allow you to review your audit, and use it to propel you forward. It prepares you for both the pros and cons of change so that you can easily overcome obstacles when they arise.

The steps that Sustainability Change Management lays out are geared for both formal and informal leaders, who are ready to involve their employee base beyond just their green team. While getting a team rallied behind sustainable initiatives is not a simple task, it is a feasible one when leaders are aware of how to educate their peers, communicate plans, and positively address resistance to their efforts.

Another often neglected but important step in managing change is rewarding good behavior. This Slideshare brings this element to the forefront and examines how to successfully reward employees. Even simple recognition can give your employees a major boost.

Embrace the change for a greener business market and hear all that Sustainability Change Management has to say!

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Sustainability Change Management: We've Had the Green Audit...Now What? Sustainability Change Management: We've Had the Green Audit...Now What? Presentation Transcript

  • SUSTAINABILITY CHANGE MANAGEMENT: We’ve Had the Green Audit … Now What? SSC White Paper
  • Sustainability Change Management Once an organization has had a green audit depicting the current sustainability status, leading the change initiative can be overwhelming. Change requires a lot of time, planning, and management. Because the people are the key to successful organizational change, business leaders must take appropriate steps to involve and engage employees in the sustainability vision and implementation process. www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
  • Sustainability Change Management This presentation provides a summary of the white paper Sustainability Change Management, which offers the framework for business leaders to successfully lead their organizations through a sustainable change to an eco-conscious culture. www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
  • Sustainability Change Management The white paper provides you with the resources needed to make sustainability an integral part of your business plan by providing information on:  Identifying the change curve cycle  Stating a properly framed message to employees  Applying key factors to create a shared vision  Showing how to develop a communication plan  Engaging employees in the change  Creating meaningful metrics to measure change  Providing effective rewards and recognition  Applying methods for continuous improvement Download this complimentary white paper to learn more! www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
  • Reviewing the Green Audit Results
  • Reviewing the Green Audit Results An SSC green audit contains a comprehensive look at an organization through identifying key environmental impacts, challenges, and opportunities, as well as determining the overall carbon footprint. www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
  • Reviewing the Green Audit Results Reporting results consist of an environmental SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportuniti es, threats), carbon footprint data including benchmarks against competitors, employee assessment results, and recommendations for improvement. Learn more about SWOT by downloading Sustainability Change Management www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
  • Reviewing the Green Audit Results The employee aspect of the audit is one of the most important areas to consider before enacting change. This will tell you the extent of your employees green knowledge and how they feel about sustainable initiatives. The carbon footprint analysis is also a vital consideration as it determines the specific route of change you can make. It will also determine the scope of change. www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
  • Preparing for the Change Curve
  • Preparing for the Change Curve   Change in any organization can be challenging due to a normal resistant response. People become comfortable, safe, and accustomed to business as usual and like to maintain such a lifestyle. Anything affecting this routine can and will be seen as a threat, causing much undo stress and anxiety. www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
  • Preparing for the Change Curve The goal of change management is not to eliminate resistance in employees, but to minimize the impact of this resistance. The path towards gradually accepting change resembles the stages of grief. Although in this case the five stages do not have to happen in their assigned order, nor is there a set amount of time per stage. Learn more about helping others break from the past here. Leadership support is crucial in determining how long employees remain in each phase. www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
  • Leading the Change
  • Leading the Change  Establish a Sense of Urgency:    Leaders need to determine what is changing, when this change will incur, and any losses or gains For the change to be effective, 75% of employees must feel this sense of urgency to be compelled to change The green audit can direct the focus of this sense  Frame the Message:      Determine a specific objective Examine audience perspectives: What is in it for them? Account for audience core values Incorporate these factors into a simple and evaluative statement For full messaging examples download Sustainability Change Management www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
  • Leading the Change  Create a Shared Vision:     Business leaders must inspire change through creating a shared vision of the future for the entire organization Vision based on factors of the sense of urgency Craft a story of goal success to walk the employees through Engage employees in this vision by soliciting their green vision for the organization and incorporating their vision into the final decision statement www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
  • Leading the Change  Create a Coalition       Involve others in the change Consists of eco-conscious agents from all levels of the organization Formal leaders consist of executive management, or those who behave sustainably Informal leaders can be either powerful allies of change or strong sources of resistance. They are the employee’s trusted leaders Partnering with a consultant as a leader can save significant time and money Implement a green team www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
  • Leading the Change  Communicate a Plan    The agenda for change must be communicated to all levels of the organization Review questions such as who, where, what, when, why, a nd how What has already been accomplished? When will each department be notified of change? Why is the change important?  Create a Learning Environment     Increased awareness levels and desire to change will be useless without knowledge of how to accomplish organizational goals The foundation of green knowledge management is transparency, access to information, and understanding Pertinent education teaching the employees what green means should be provided Learn more about sustainability training here! www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
  • Leading the Change  Model the Behavior    Organizational leaders must model the expected behavior Green language should be used daily to reinforce green concepts and keep them in employee’s minds Find out about Time Magazine’s Greenest CEO and his sustainable behavioral leadership by downloading Sustainability Change Management. www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
  • Leading the Change  Empower Others to Act    Leaders should eliminate obstacles to change by altering factors that undermine the grand vision Encourage all members of the organization to recognize obstacles and overcome them as a team Consider establishing a leader for your employees in each department www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
  • Rewards and Recognition
  • Rewards and Recognition Because most need compelling evidence that their efforts are being noticed, rewarding behavior propels the change momentum. Recognize those in the organization who model sustainable behavior through the following:  Praise and recognition  Customer feedback  Paid time off  Personal development  Respect as an integral team member www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
  • Measuring Success Along the Way
  • Measuring Success Along the Way    Measuring change is vital to ensure the change is an enduring one Metrics should be used as a learning tool, not a punishment Measure what truly matters  Brand recognition  Waste reduction  Benchmark results against competitors Resources for Metrics: Global Reporting Initiative World Business Council on Sustainable Development The Corporate Register An SSC Consultant can be very helpful as well! www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
  • Looking Towards a Sustainable Future
  • Looking Towards a Sustainable Future Keep in mind the vital aspects of leadership such as raising awareness, involving everyone, creating a vision, measuring success, and other factors along those lines, when you embark on the journey of change. Although at times change may seem like a monster, remember to put it into perspective. Break it down into a feasible process and change can be integrated into attainable goals. www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
  • Looking Towards a Sustainable Future Creating a sustainability culture should incorporate risk, innovation, and empowerment to encourage employees to continuously seek new and innovative ways to reduce their carbon footprint and the organization’s impact. SSC consultants can help your green team devise action plans and methods to ensure improvement is continuous. Change requires extensive time planning and management. But by following the steps laid out in Sustainability Change Management the “big change” can be a fluid process. www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
  • Download the complimentary white paper in it’s entirety by visiting the SSC website today: Sustainability Change Management: We’ve Had the Green Audit… Now What? What are your thoughts? Join the conversation on twitter @jenniferwoofter!