Book Talent, transformation, and the triple bottom line : how companies can leverage human resources to achieve sustainable growth / Andrew W. Savitz with Karl Weber ; foreword by Edward E. Lawler, III.
Associated Name: Weber, Karl, 1953-
Associated Name: Lawler, Edward E.
Publication year: c2013.
Call Number HF5549 .S28 2013
Media class: Book
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9781118140970 1118140974
Extent: xv, 389 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Professional's guide to creating a strategically sustainable organization. Employees are central to creating sustainable organizations, yet they are left on the sidelines in most sustainability initiatives along with the HR professionals who should be helping to engage and energize them. This book shows business leaders and HR professionals how to: motivate employees to create economic, environmental and social value ; facilitate necessary culture, strategic and organizational change ; embed sustainability into the employee life cycle ; and strengthen existing capabilities and develop new ones necessary to support the transformation to sustainability. This book also demonstrates how leading companies are using sustainability to strengthen core HR functions: to win the war for talent, to motivate and empower employees, to increase productivity, and to enliven traditional HR-related efforts such as diversity, health and wellness, community involvement and volunteerism. In combination, these powerful benefits can help drive business growth, performance, and results. The book offers strategies, policies, tools and specific action steps that business leaders and HR professionals can use to get into the sustainability game or enhance their efforts dramatically. Andrew Savitz is an expert in sustainability and has worked with many organizations on sustainability strategy and implementation; he and Karl Weber wrote The Triple Bottom Line, one of the most successful books in the field. This book fills a gaping hole in both the HR and sustainability literature by educating HR professionals about sustainability, sustainability professionals about HR, and business leaders about how to marry the two to accelerate progress on both fronts.
Foreword / Edward E. Lawler III -- Preface / Andrew W. Savitz and Karl Weber -- pt. One : Transformation, Talent, and Human Resources -- 1.Transforming GE : building a sustainable corporation from the people up -- Ecomagination : why GE Is turning green -- People movers : how HR is leading the way forward -- Healthymagination : improving health care for GE employees and for society -- Eight lessons for business leaders, sustainability professionals, and HR -- The new winning strategy : leveraging HR for sustainable growth -- 2. Sustainability : the global challenge, the business opportunity, and the people factor -- Sustainability milestones : the Brundtland Commission and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index -- The age of sustainability : trends and realities -- The Triple Bottom Line : how to define and measure sustainable growth -- The Sweet Spot : how to develop sustainable business strategies -- Sustainability and profitability : how to grow your Sweet Spots -- Transformation : the business benefits of sustainability -- Revving up : where HR meets sustainability -- Questions for business leaders, sustainability specialists, and HR professionals -- pt. Two. From traditional HR to sustainable HR -- 3. Embedding sustainability in the workforce life cycle -- Building sustainability into core HR processes -- Questions for business leaders, sustainability specialists, and HR professionals -- 4. Employee selection and sustainability -- Johnson & Johnson : when HR fails the sustainability test -- Recruitment : winning the global war for talent -- Hiring the workforce of tomorrow -- The value of values alignment -- Questions for business leaders, sustainability specialists, and HR professionals -- 5. Career development and sustainability -- Onboarding and sustainability -- Training for sustainability -- Developing tomorrow's leaders -- Evolving employee assistance -- Compensation and incentives for sustainability performance -- Nonfinancial incentives for sustainability
performance -- Retention and sustainability -- Compliance, discipline, and sustainability -- Questions for business leaders, sustainability specialists, and HR professionals -- 6. Workforce management and sustainability -- Performance appraisal : evaluating and rewarding sustainability performance -- Workforce planning : meeting your future needs -- Labor pool analysis : understanding a changing workforce -- Termination and sustainability -- Sustainable retirement and post retirement -- Questions for business leaders, sustainability specialists, and HR professionals -- 7. HR deliverables and sustainability -- The care and feeding of employees -- How sustainability Is expanding HR's responsibilities -- Wages and benefits policies : the return on investing in employees -- Employee wellness programs and sustainability -- Creating better working conditions -- Questions for business leaders, sustainability specialists, and HR professionals --
pt. Three : Organizational development and change : HR's role in building sustainable companies -- 8. Sustainability and organizational capacity -- Organizational capabilities : levers for sustainable success -- Innovation -- Collaboration -- Long-term orientation -- Outward focus -- Interdependent thinking -- Learning -- Adaptability -- Questions for business leaders, sustainability specialists, and HR professionals -- 9. Sustainability and culture change -- The three levels of organizational culture -- Why traditional corporate cultures may resist sustainability -- When culture sabotages sustainability : Why BP cannot operate safely -- When culture advances sustainability : how AEP created a zero-harm culture -- Lessons on culture change from BP and AEP -- Evaluating your organization's culture -- Questions for business leaders, sustainability specialists, and HR professionals -- 10. How to get where you want to go : sustainability and organizational change -- Why change occurs : danger and opportunity -- Three dimensions of sustainable change -- Ad hoc change -- Systematic change -- Sustainability and the classic change system -- Top-down change versus Bottom-up change -- Appealing to hearts -- Talking about change -- Jump-starting sustainable change -- Questions for business leaders, sustainability Specialists, and HR professionals -- pt. Four : Sustainability and employee engagement -- 11. How sustainability and engagement can transform your business -- The link between sustainability, engagement, and profit -- How "Acme Corporation" leveraged sustainability for greater profitability -- The Golden Triangle : seeing the entire business case for sustainability -- How Starbucks creates value from values -- Measuring the impact of sustainability on employee engagement -- How HR and sustainability professionals can work together -- Getting started with sustainability and employee engagement programs -- Strategic volunteerism as a starting point -- Employee
engagement, sustainability, and transformation -- Questions for business leaders, sustainability specialists, and HR professionals.