Sustainability

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Table of Contents

Title Page (s) | Executive Summary | --------------------------------------------------------------------------- | 1 | Introduction | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | 2 | Sustainability | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | 3 | The Importance for managers to understand sustainability ---------------------------- | 4 ~ 5 | The influence of sustainability on organizational behavior ------------------------------ | 6 | Definition of Team
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1.3 Limitations
Due to word count limitation of 4,000 words for the team assignment, the authors were not able to cover all the views related to sustainability, team work and teambuilding.

1.4 Assumptions
It was assumed that the organization does not have team work culture in place and the organization has the financial capability and means to implement all recommendations to build high performance teams suggested in this report. The leaders and managers mentioned in this report are the decision makers necessary for policy creation or improvement.

Sustainability

The universal definition of Sustainability, defined in the Brundtland Report back in 1987 and quoted by Mulder (2007) is “Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”.

In 1972, United Nations had its first Conference in Stockholm , where it discussed about the need for all member nations to have a common outlook based on common principles so as to inspire and guide the people of the world in the preservation and enhancement of the our environment (United Nations, 1972). Subsequent United Nation Conferences further discussed the development of sustainability and action plans in achieving the objectives. All these actions were in response to the industrial wastages, consumer and commercial waste and toxicity, depletion of non-renewable and renewable resources (Senge, Smith,
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