Sustainable Management In Human Resources


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ore and more research seems to prove that sustainable management is not only a nice to have but actually one way of getting to and retaining talents, check out why

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  • Sustainable Management In Human Resources

    1. 1. Sustainable Management in Human Resources Lukas Ritzel @ IMI 2008
    2. 3. Some text fragments <ul><li>Leaders > Misleading </li></ul><ul><li>Web of Life </li></ul><ul><li>We ARE nature </li></ul><ul><li>Living on current sunlight vs ... </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental refugees </li></ul><ul><li>Destruction of ecosystems .. Name </li></ul><ul><li>Problem is the way we are thinking </li></ul><ul><li>From well having to well .. </li></ul><ul><li>The role of media </li></ul><ul><li>Thread is as well a chance </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable design </li></ul><ul><li>Technology is there, what it needs is a ... </li></ul><ul><li>Role of individuals </li></ul>
    3. 4. Knowing about all those problems <ul><li>I guess / hope you must ask yourself why don’t we solve all those problems </li></ul><ul><li>So let us first brainstorm on WHICH problems would you solve FIRST? </li></ul><ul><li>By the way WHO in this movie talks about those issues? .. And what could be the essential problem in this </li></ul>
    4. 10. What is sustainable development <ul><li>Meeting the needs of people today BUT keep the future in your mind </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Broad view on social, environmental, economical outcomes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long term perspective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inclusive approach </li></ul></ul>
    5. 12. Topics concerned
    6. 13. Top 3 critical HR challenges
    7. 14. Big Question <ul><li>How do those 2 match </li></ul><ul><li>Critical top 3 challenges vs. </li></ul><ul><li>How to integrate those topics for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Programs for recruitment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to bring critical issues top attention of senior management </li></ul></ul>
    8. 15. Where would you want to work <ul><li>Google Headquarter, HRM salary 6000usd </li></ul><ul><li>Fur Factory, HRM salary 6500usd </li></ul><ul><li>Esso Corp., HRM salary 7000usd </li></ul>
    9. 16. Recruit and retain top talents
    10. 17. What is society expecting from a business? <ul><li>Applicants pre-assess the social and environmental performance of companies </li></ul>
    11. 19. People matter <ul><li>Important competencies are more and more related to management of relationships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to partner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to innovate </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ability to support company on a long run </li></ul>
    12. 20. As one HR manager recently said: <ul><li>A sustainable development mindset pushes us to do better – it has encouraged a focus on performance, a consistent eagerness to improve and continual learning </li></ul>
    13. 21. Exercise <ul><li>What could your future company do? </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas! </li></ul>
    14. 23. Create incentives for exceptional performance <ul><li>What rewards can motivate employees? </li></ul>
    15. 25. Align values <ul><li>Company and employee values must be aligned </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Company working ethically </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide work-life balance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstrates concern for health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstrates concern for safety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>> Leads to staff morale and commitment increase </li></ul></ul>
    16. 26. Sources of employee motivation
    17. 27. Employee targets and incentives <ul><li>Must be aligned with the goal of sustainable development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strengthen reputation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhance organisational learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Boost operational efficiency </li></ul></ul><ul><li>But for this employees must see those objectives reflected in their targets/ rewards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Performance appraisal </li></ul></ul>
    18. 28. Q <ul><li>What are the right measures and indicators to assess the success of individuals and teams in contributing to sustainable development? </li></ul>
    19. 29. Q <ul><li>How can you use the knowledge of the HR department – in particular, your understanding of competencies and working practices across the organization – to encourage managers to incorporate social and environmental issues in business? </li></ul>
    20. 30. Enhance critical competencies <ul><li>Enhance employees skills is essential to survival </li></ul><ul><li>The question is how </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Formal training (traditional) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mentoring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peer-to-peer learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Involvement in community programmes (more and more) </li></ul></ul>
    21. 31. Q <ul><li>Will training in sustainable development help to deliver the innovation and learning your company needs to improve performance in the long-run, as well as deliver immediate business objectives? </li></ul>
    22. 33. Besides...
    23. 34. Spread the news <ul><li>Sustainable development knowledge and skills should be spread widely across the organisation using a variety of approaches </li></ul><ul><li>Therefore </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Values and strategies must be understood by as many employees as possible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It needs to become part of the business model </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated across all divisions and functions </li></ul></ul>
    24. 37. Guidance for the sustainable development manager <ul><li>Sustainable development enters business mainstream </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibility for managing social and environmental issues slowly shift </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate fringe to an important business function. </li></ul>
    25. 38. Coming back to rules and regulations <ul><li>What rules and regulations would you yourself add on being the manager of a hotel or restaurant to manage your business, your people and stakeholder in a sustainable manner and make therefore ALL feel better and contribute to a better future </li></ul><ul><li>Add on to your already existing slides and send to me one by one </li></ul>
    26. 39. References <ul><li>The World Business Council for Sustainable Development ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>HRH The Prince of Wales’s Business & the Environment Programme ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>The University of Cambridge Programme for Industry ( ) </li></ul>