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Does your company have what it takes to stand the test of time?

Most businesses in today’s rapidly changing marketplace are grasping the importance of sustainability. Whether willingly or grudgingly, organizations are accepting responsibility for the impact they have on the natural environment, the people they employ and the societies they operate in.

They’re implementing recycling initiatives, discussing the triple bottom line and considering their impact on the physical world around them.

These companies are certainly on the right track, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll win out in the long run. Organizations must develop a comprehensive management approach that fully integrates triple bottom line commitment into their strategies, organization designs and management practices.

What companies need is a “management reset.”

In this Webcast, Ed Lawler and Chris Worley will explain why companies must reorganize their structure and their approach to management in order to become truly sustainably effective.


What You Will Learn

Ninety-three percent of companies believe sustainability issues are critical to the future success of their firms. Despite this, only 54% believe this is being achieved in their company. In this program, you’ll discover:
  • Why the old ways of managing are no longer relevant
  • What a “sustainably effective” organization looks like
  • Real-life examples of companies that are on the right path 
  • How you can transform your organization into tomorrow’s sustainably-effective leader 
  • How your company can become more agile and flexible—an increasingly important asset in today’s business environment
  • The role of boards, talent and shared leadership in supporting sustainability

For 60 minutes, you’ll hear how your organization can be designed to support sustainability as well hear about how top companies, such as Cisco, Microsoft, Netflix, and Nokia are already on the leading-edge of sustainable effectiveness.

While attending this program is FREE, reservations are required.

About the Presenters

Edward E. Lawler III is Distinguished Professor of Business at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, founder and director of the University's Center for Effective Organizations (CEO) and coauthor of Management Reset: Organizing for Sustainable Effectiveness. BusinessWeek has proclaimed Lawler one of the top six gurus in the field of management, and Human Resource Executive called him one of HR's most influential people. Workforce magazine identified him as one of the 25 visionaries who have shaped today's workplace over the past century.

Christopher G. Worley is a widely recognized leader in strategic change, organization development and organization design and coauthor of Management Reset: Organizing for Sustainable Effectiveness. His diverse background as a research scientist enables him to provide the innovative perspectives today's complex organizational challenges require. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California (USC) and holds a joint appointment as a senior research scientist in the Center for Effective Organizations at USC and professor of management at Pepperdine University. His recent consulting clients include Microsoft, Philips, and Bayer, among others.


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