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Enterprise Sustainability

  1. 1. Enterprise Sustainability Action Team (ESAT) Jeana Wirtenberg, Ph.D David Lipsky, Ph.D Annual Sharing Day May 4, 2006
  2. 2. What is “Sustainability?” <ul><li>“ How can the present generation meet its needs in ways that are not only economically viable, environmentally sound and socially equitable but that also allow future generations to do the same” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development (The Brundtland Commission), Our Common Future, 1987 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Company’s ability to achieve its business goals and increase long-term shareholder value by integrating economic, environmental and social opportunities into its business strategies.” </li></ul><ul><li>From participants of “Symposium on Sustainability – Profiles in Leadership,” NYC, October 2001. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is “Sustainability?”
  4. 4. When It All Comes Together! tm What does it take to build The Sustainable Enterprise? Current State? The Sustainable Enterprise Strategy Leadership Skills & Competencies Performance Measures & Reward Systems Culture Structures & Processes Alignment Alignment Alignment
  5. 5. Enterprise Sustainability Action Team <ul><li>Overview and Purpose: </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a “fieldbook” or “primer” including practical tools, case studies, references and resources for supporting the sustainable enterprise. Outputs will be multi-dimensional: online, multi-media (DVD’s, CD’s), and a hard copy book </li></ul><ul><li>Target Audience : Boards of Directors, Senior Management, Business leaders and managers, OD practitioners working (internal and external), HR Leaders and HR professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Methods: Sub-teams design and work on sections on Sustainability Knowledge Network Portal ( www.sknworldwide.net ). Monthly conference calls of entire team to dialogue, ensure integration and synthesis, build momentum, and create accountability. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Enterprise Sustainability Action Team <ul><li>Fieldbook Outline: </li></ul><ul><li>Mental Models and Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Strategy Formulation </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Employee Engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Trans-Organizational Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Change Management </li></ul><ul><li>Making it Personal </li></ul>
  7. 7. Enterprise Sustainability Action Team <ul><li>Who is on the team? </li></ul><ul><li>Overall Team Leaders: Jeana Wirtenberg & David Lipsky </li></ul><ul><li>Mental Models and Sustainability– John Adams, Tom Drucker,* Beth Applegate, Linda Kelley </li></ul><ul><li>Strategy Formulation – John Adams, Eric Balinski, Govi Rao, Susan Nickbarg* </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership – Dan Twomey, Karen Davis, Shakira Abdul-Ali, Beth Applegate, Terri McNichol, Linda Kelley* </li></ul><ul><li>Employee Engagement – Jeana Wirtenberg*, Bill Russell, Orrin Judd, Dick Knowles, Kent Fairfield </li></ul><ul><li>Trans-Organizational Collaboration, Social Networks - Bill Russell*, Linda Kelley, Govi Rao, Karen Davis, Susan Nickbarg </li></ul><ul><li>Change Management – Rosemary Dietrich*, Sangeeta Rao </li></ul><ul><li>Making it Personal – David Lipsky*, Beth Applegate </li></ul><ul><li>* Coordinator </li></ul>
  8. 8. Enterprise Sustainability Action Team <ul><li>Chapter Contents. Examples : </li></ul><ul><li>Mental Models and Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction and overview </li></ul><ul><li>Mental Models and sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Building the Case for Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>The Role of Global OD in Fostering Mental Models for Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Building a Critical mass of “Sustainability Thinking” </li></ul><ul><li>Implementing Change – Key Success Factors </li></ul>
  9. 9. Enterprise Sustainability Action Team <ul><li>Chapter Contents. Examples: Employee Engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Key Assumptions </li></ul><ul><li>Employee engagement underlies and is foundational to an organization’s ability to be sustainable </li></ul><ul><li>We co-create the conditions and invite people to come into the conversations that are important to the people in the organization and the organization’s sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Key Question : How do we purposefully engage with the natural tendencies to self-organize rather than “doing something to” employees, manipulating or coercing them? </li></ul><ul><li>Methods: </li></ul><ul><li>Identify and interview key representatives from companies which are committed to moving towards sustainability for lessons learned, best/next practices. </li></ul><ul><li>Create “how to’s” and Case Study examples to illustrate </li></ul><ul><li>Examine companies that have great employee engagement initiatives but have not applied to sustainability </li></ul>
  10. 10. Making It Personal <ul><li>Team Leaders: Beth Applegate & David Lipsky </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose: </li></ul><ul><li>Create a vehicle where people who are passionate about sustainability have the opportunity to learn and share personal stories of success and failures. Make these learnings available to the Sustainability community to help build the energy for our efforts. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><Insert Your Video Here>