Leading change toward sustainability : a change-management guide for business, government and civil society /
by Doppelt, Bob.Material type: BookPublisher: Sheffield, England : Greenleaf, c2010Edition: Updated 2nd ed.Description: 296 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781906093365 (cased); 1906093369 (cased); 1906093342 (pbk.); 1874719640; 9780955450549 (ePub.); 0955450543 (ePub.).Other title: Sustainability; Change-management guide for business, government and civil society.Subject(s): Sustainable development | Social responsibility of business -- Environmental aspects | Organizational change -- Environmental aspects | Leadership
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Epoka University Library
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Previous ed.: 2003.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -283) and index.
Foreword / William McDonough -- Foreword / Paul de Jongh -- Introduction to the second edition: leading change towards decarbonisation -- Acknowledgments -- How to use this book -- Part I: Why Some Organizations Succeed And Others Fail: -- Tale of two companies -- What went wrong? -- Primer on sustainability -- Socioeconomic implications of sustainable development -- Sustainability, governance and organizational change -- Part 2: Wheel Of Change Toward Sustainability: -- Change the dominant mind-set that created the system through the imperative of achieving sustainability -- Rearrange the parts of the system by organizing deep, wide and powerful sustainability transition teams -- Change the goals of the system by crafting an ideal vision and guiding principles of sustainability -- Restructure the rules of engagement of the system by adopting source-based strategies -- Shift the information flows of the system by tirelessly communicating the need, vision and strategies for achieving sustainability -- Correct the feedback loops of the system by encouraging and rewarding learning and innovation -- Adjust the parameters of the system by aligning systems and structures with sustainability -- Aligning governance with sustainability -- Closing thoughts on the change process -- Leading change into the future -- Appendix A: Assessing your organization's 'sustainability blunders' -- Appendix B: Assessing your governance system -- Appendix C: Assessing your sustainability-change initiative -- Bibliography -- List of abbreviations -- Index.
"As the world struggles to cope with the growing threat of a global carbon crisis, Bob Doppelt has revised one of the best books ever written about change management, leadership and sustainability to focus on de-carbonisation. To significantly slash greenhouse gases and prepare for climate change, organizations of all sizes will need to undergo an enormous shift in their thinking, cultures, practices and policies. Making this shift will require the use of proven sustainability-based organizational change strategies. So what are these strategies and why do they work? Bob Doppelt spent years researching how the leaders of both private and public organizations that have initiated and sustained significant sustainability programmes designed and approached them. His findings, presented in this hugely readable book, demystify the sustainability-change process by providing a theoretical framework and a methodology that managers can use to successfully transform their organizations to embrace sustainable development." - product description.