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Sustainability Power Point

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Why Sustainability should be important to you. Stay ahead of this Mega Trend for a powerful competitive advantage.

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Sustainability Power Point

  1. 1. HOW TO SURVIVE AND THRIVE IN TODAY’S BUSINESS WORLD A Diagnostic to Determine Your Chance for Not Just Survival, But Success!
  2. 2. <ul><li>“ In the last year or two, everything has changed. People are starting to suspect that sustainability is really a strategic issue that will shape the future of our business. The specifics are different depending upon industry and context, but we’re in the beginning of a historic wake-up.” - Peter Senge, senior lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management, founding chair, Society for Organizational Learning </li></ul>
  3. 3. DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOUR ORGANIZATION IS A HAMSTER ON THE RUNNING WHEEL?
  4. 4. NEW NORMAL: SUSTAINABILITY
  5. 5. <ul><li>“ We started to create an overarching strategy of what it meant to be a more sustainable company. One of the reasons we’ve been so successful is that the language is congruent with the Nike slogan Just Do It!” - Darcy Winslow, former general manager for women’s fitness at Nike </li></ul>
  6. 6. 3 Main Reasons Organizations Struggle with Sustainability
  7. 7. <ul><li>3 Main Reasons Organizations Struggle </li></ul><ul><li>with Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of Information </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>3 Main Reasons Organizations Struggle </li></ul><ul><li>with Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of Information </li></ul><ul><li>Case for Value Creation </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>3 Main Reasons Organizations Struggle </li></ul><ul><li>with Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of Information </li></ul><ul><li>Case for Value Creation </li></ul><ul><li>Flawed Implementation </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>“ The best way to get people to take sustainability seriously is to frame it as it really is: not only a challenge that will affect every aspect of management (the leadership team), but also a source of enormous competitive advantage.” - Richard Locke, deputy dean and professor of entrepreneurship, MIT Sloan School of Management </li></ul>
  11. 11. So, what does sustainability mean to your organization? <ul><li>A stronger brand and greater pricing power </li></ul><ul><li>Greater operational efficiencies </li></ul><ul><li>More efficient use of resources </li></ul><ul><li>Supply chain optimization </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced ability to enter new markets </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced ability to attract, retain, and motivate employees </li></ul><ul><li>Improved customer loyalty </li></ul><ul><li>Source: The Sustainability Initiative 2009 Survey, BCG and MIT Sloan Management Review </li></ul>
  12. 12. What key measurement does your organization use to determine success? Profitability vs. Customer Loyalty
  13. 13. <ul><li>Peter Drucker said, “The function of business is to attract and maintain customers.” We would add to that, “in order to make a profit or be financially viable or best serve the community.” </li></ul>
  14. 14. THE STAR MODEL
  15. 15. <ul><li>The STAR Model: </li></ul><ul><li>Is your organization in alignment? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you working together cohesively as a team to accomplish your organizational goals? </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>The STAR Model: </li></ul><ul><li>It all starts with your strategy – what’s your game plan for the next 18-24 months? </li></ul><ul><li>How has your organization defined success: where do you want to go, what do you want to accomplish, and how are you going to make that happen? </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>The STAR Model: </li></ul><ul><li>How will you measure it? </li></ul><ul><li>How does your strategy affect your ability to grow and maintain a loyal customer base? </li></ul><ul><li>What might you need to do differently? </li></ul>
  18. 18. HOW OFTEN DO YOU REVIEW YOUR STRATEGY?
  19. 19. <ul><li>“ People (in our company) are thrilled when they feel that they can be part of the solution.” - Chris Page, director of climate and energy strategy, Yahoo </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>The STAR Model: </li></ul><ul><li>Does your structure support your strategy? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you know? </li></ul>
  21. 21. WHO MANAGES THE “WHITE SPACES” IN YOUR ORGANIZATIONAL CHART
  22. 22. ARE YOU MANAGING VERTICALLY OR HORIZONTALLY IN YOUR ORGANIZATION?
  23. 23. HORIZONTAL ORGANIZATIONAL CHART
  24. 24. <ul><li>The STAR Model: </li></ul><ul><li>As customers’ wants and needs change, have the processes changed to meet those demands? </li></ul><ul><li>If any piece of the process does not have the customer’s current best interest in mind, what does that do to the organization’s ability to grow and maintain a loyal customer base? </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>The STAR Model: </li></ul><ul><li>When was the last time you looked at or improved your core processes to better serve your customers and achieve your strategy? </li></ul><ul><li>How does your organization measure and reward performance? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it in alignment with your strategy? </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>The STAR Model: </li></ul><ul><li>Do your employees have the attitudes and behaviors necessary to accomplish your goals? </li></ul><ul><li>Are they loyal employees? </li></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>The STAR Model: </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have the right people (engaged employees/people) sitting on the right seats of the bus (structure) and are they doing the right things (process) for the right reasons (strategy)? </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><li>The STAR Model: </li></ul><ul><li>What does your organization measure? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it a leading or trailing indicator? </li></ul>
  29. 29. <ul><li>The STAR Model: </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership is the key that holds this entire model together. </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership is what drives this model. </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership designs the future - creates innovation - creates sustainability. </li></ul>
  30. 30. <ul><li>“ You cannot implement these kinds of programs bottom-up – it’s impossible. It’s always top-down, always. Because it’s such a cultural change, you cannot do it organically.” - Georges Kerns, CEO, IWC </li></ul>
  31. 31. <ul><li>Is your organization healthy enough to survive in today’s demanding times? </li></ul><ul><li>How can you make sure you’re ready for the continual changes and challenges? </li></ul><ul><li>How can you ensure you are a sustainable business? </li></ul><ul><li>How can you make sure your organization is not the hamster? </li></ul>
  32. 32. If you would like more information on becoming a Sustainable Organization, please contact us: <ul><li>Measurable Results LLC </li></ul><ul><li>Howard Litwak- President and Chief Sustainability Officer </li></ul><ul><li>518-664-5033 </li></ul><ul><li>www.howardlitwak.com </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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