13 May '11, 3pm

Guest Post: In Sustainability, How Does Your Employer Stack Up?: According to a recent study by the UN Global

Guest Post: In Sustainability, How Does Your Employer Stack Up?: According to a recent study by the UN Global

According to a recent study by the UN Global Compact, 49 percent of CEOs cite the complexity of implementation across functions as the most significant barrier to an integrated, company-wide approach to sustainability. The following six work systems characteristics can help address that problem. Work Is Managed Strategically The traditional functions of management -- planning, leading, organizing and controlling -- generally describe how managers add value and get work done through others. But sustainable management organizations move too fast to rely on traditional work systems. For instance, at Alegent Health, a nurse may be delivering routine patient care one day and then working to design a sustainability strategy the next. When work is defined in this way, the traditional functions of management are carried out in a strategic manner. Managers link the activities they ...

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