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Essay about Human Sustainability Theme Exposition

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BMO3327: Organizational Change and Development

Assessment 4: Individual Theme Exposition Essay

Theme:

Human Sustainability

Student: Jana Moniez
Student No: s3885730

Seminar: Tuesday's 2-5
Coach: Angela Bowles

Human sustainability is imperative to the success of organizational change and development, according to Dunphy, Griffiths and Benn (2007) 'Building of knowledge systems, social capital and other strategies designed to increase and sustain human capability are vital.' This is due to the fact that employees spend at least half their life in the workforce; therefore they are searching for work that is meaningful and where they can thrive as this increases productivity and
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The organization will look at ways to reduce waste including a no waste cycle where waste from one company can be given to another for their use or the creation of a whole new company. Its also about adding value to the cost/product through making it economical and sustainable they can now market the product in a different market. Dunphy, Griffiths and Benn (2007) Take for instance the company Scandic who used the program available to all businesses world-wide the Natural Step to help them reach them 'reduce the 'ecological footprint' of the corporation and simultaneously harness efficiencies to deliver in a practical way on the commitment of 'profound caring.'(Dunphy Griffiths and Benn 2007) Through this program they were able to define a set of sustainable principles and implement them with outstanding results.

Therefore socially conscious consumers are more likely to purchase their products and seek employment within the organization.
Another example is of restaurants recycling their water usage into their own gardens on premises, purchasing locally and so supporting their local farmers and the community. (Branson 2011) However using the eco-efficiency approach alone doesn't create a sustainable long term change unless you fully involve the people in the process. As they are the ones that will be
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