No technique or technology can be successful without the human element: the cooperation of everyone involved in the organisation. In this sequel to Corporate Environmental Management: Systems and Strategies Richard Welford and the contributors to this book explore the various organizational and cultural concepts which firmly place the corporate environmental management agenda within the human dimension. Part One provides an introduction to organization theory and organizational behaviour. Part Two constructs a picture of the linkage between environmental problems and organizational issues. Problems, challenges, contradictions and complexities are tackled in Part Three, which looks at pragmatic and practical approaches and examines ways in which proactive cultures can be introduced into business. The role of values and leadership and an overarching agenda for human resource management are also considered. Thoughtful and accessible, and containing contributions from Ralph Meima, Tony Emerson, Minna Halme, John Dodge, David Jones and Rommey Tansley, this book will be of interest to: human resource managers; students in business schools and on environmental studies courses; busy managers within large firms and SMEs; and individuals interested in environmental issues.
Part 1: Introduction The Ecological Challenge in Organization Theory and Organizational Behaviour Part 2: Framing the Organizational Dimensions of the Natural Environment Defining the Problem Diagnostic Tools to Explore the Evolution of Unsustainable Practice in Organizations The Challenge of Ecological Logic Explaining Distinctive Organizational Phenomena in Corporate Environmental Management Power, Organizational, Culture and Ecological Abuse Part 3: Developing Strategies for Managerial Action Developing an Environmental Culture Through Organizational Change and Learning Reassessing Culture and Strategy Environmental Improvements, Structure, Leadership and Control Culture Change, Pluralism and Participation Human Resource Management Strategic Organizational Capabilities and Sustainable Development