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Areas of Inquiry: Guiding FSSD practitioners at the beginning of a change initiative towards sustainability
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering.
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering.
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
Abstract [en]

This research aims to support sustainability practitioners at the beginning of a change initiative towards sustainability to increase the success of the change. Moving towards sustainability is a complex journey and requires radical and structural transformational change in companies. Mutual understanding of the company and the practitioner is required to design a suitable change process. Existing tools related to sustainability, change management, corporate analysis and assessment were analyzed. In addition, practitioners in organizational change and sustainability were interviewed. Identified were eight Areas of Inquiry for the practitioner to focus on at the initial stage of an engagement: Vision; Purpose and Commitment; Urgency, Importance and Business Case; Level of Integration of Sustainability; Business Goals and Strategy; Culture and Capacities; Communication and Stakeholder Engagement; Measurement and Reporting. These areas form a platform for dialogue to guide sustainability practitioners in gaining understanding of the organizational change capacities and sustainability within the company and, in doing so, contributes to addressing the sustainability challenge at large.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 54 p.
Keyword [en]
Pre-assessment, Organizational Change towards Sustainability, Sustainability Tools, Change Management Tools, Readiness Assessment
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-2852Local ID: oai:bth.se:arkivex528C37B5F5D08812C1257A1400502525OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-2852DiVA: diva2:830147
Educational program
SLASL (Master programme in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2015-04-22 Created: 2012-06-05 Last updated: 2015-11-09Bibliographically approved

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