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FROM THE INSIDE OUT: the human dynamics of sustainability
David Rosenstein (founder of Neural Sense) Mark Drummond and Graham Williams facilitated a workshop for Procter & Gamble at the Sustainable Brands Cape Town 2016 How Now conference, where they were platinum sponsors of the event.
This workshop on the human dynamics of sustainability is now available in-house for all organisations who wish to pursue meaningful sustainability initiatives.
From: African Green Elements Issue 05 2016 https://www.africangreenelements.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/AGE-Issue-05-2016.pdf
Lasting organisational change in the sustainability arena is only achieved when employees fully embrace, and even lead the required initiatives, programmes, processes and activities. This workshop addresses both what the organisation’s members have to become and what they need to do consistently well in order to reach the desired levels of confidence and competence. Sustainability from the inside - out:
BEING. Mindfulness and the raising of awareness is critical in allowing people to understand, to become involved, to own a sustainability initiative. It encourages people to confront their ambivalence, trepidation and anxiety, and tackle new events and challenges by facing (not denying) their fears and choosing to utilise positive, aspirational energy. Mindfulness is also a way of contributing to necessary shifts in compassion, resilience, emotional, social and cultural intelligence. Together with a suitable future orientation (which simultaneously develops present-day skills in handling complexity, and the building of confidence and optimism), people learn to be. Then their doing manifested in ethical and sound decision making and new positive behaviours reinforce their purpose, values and commitment. A closed-loop system.
DOING. When people within the organisation are included in the decision-making process, co-operation takes place across external silos and sustainability constituents, and a framework of purpose and virtues bounds the process, they enter sustainability initiatives wholeheartedly. Decisions are filtered for future adverse consequences.
Workshop participants will:
• Through exercises, discussions, stories and inputs, be exposed to and understand each of these four interrelated components of the psychology of sustainability, and how they work to ensure success