Edwin Datschefski - The Centre for Sustainable Design
... environmental performance of products and processes. This ecology-based approach has simplified the way
people look at sustainability while also presenting a radical product-focused perspective that challenges
standard thinking on eco-efficiency.
Edwin's background is as a biologist at Bristol Unive ...
Systems Thinking Reading List
... Systems Thinking Reading List
Forrester, Jay."Learning through System Dynamics as Preparation for the 21st Century."
Keynote Address for Systems Thinking and Dynamic Modeling Conference for K-12 Education
June 27-29, 1994 at Concord Academy Concord, MA, USA.
Meadows, Donella. “Leverage Points.” The ...
Approaches to ecosystem management
... exploitation – where ecosystem resources are exploited regardless of the
…………………………..; the end result is species extinctions, ecosystem destruction and
reduction and possible ecosystem collapse.
Philosophies of ecosystem management
The philosophies at the extremes of ecosystem management are radic ...
Chapter 12 – Management Skills
... Chapter 12 – Management Skills
Vertically organized companies have an up down structure looking up to higher levels of
management or down to employees within a single department.
Horizontal organizations eliminated management levels and flattened the management
structure into self man ...
Definition of management
... Planning is the process of deciding in advance what
should be done, how, when, where and by whom it
will be done.
It involves identifying problems, setting and specifying
both long-term and short-term goals that will be
It involves means to blend the actions of all personnel
toward th ...
(FSC) Draft Interpretation of Principle 5.6 (Sustainable Yield)
... in the frequencies of floral and faunal species.
The Draft Interpretation proposes a mixture of direct definitions and ‟tools not rules‟ approach
to identifying and subsequently managing Sustainable Yield in different forest types. The
proposed approach gives some guidance to potential applicants bu ...
Towards a Sustainable Development
... • Vision for the future development of WCape
• 8 lead strategies which primarily focus on
building social & human capital, economic
growth and a seamless governance system
for improved service delivery.
• Urgent need to embed SD principles into the
• Challenge to finalise 5 lead stra ...
- ZEF Bonn
... The proposed research intends to analyse the process and outcomes of the Joint Forest Management
(JFM) program at the community level. It further aims to identify factors that are responsible for
differential outcomes across communities as well as policy instruments that could contribute to the
One UN solutions for sustainable urbanization
... 11 (“Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”) focusses on the adoption and
implementation of participatory policies and frameworks that promote resource efficiency,
reduce pollution, improve resilience, and promote adaptation and mitigation of climate
change within urban boundaries. ...
DPs` Response to Agriculture Modernization And Natural Resource
... Food Security Conference in Dakar. The METASIP provides a rigorous,
detailed investment plan to guide our support to the sector.
• Per the 2010 Agriculture Joint Sector Review, we reconfirmed our desire to
work together on:
– improving farmer access to productive resources and markets,
– increasing ...
... …’are social arrangements for the controlled
performance of collective goals.’ (Buchanan)
-Social arrangements: organisations are collections
of people who interact with each other because of
their common membership of a particular group.
-they need collective goals: organisations exist
where indivi ...
Management History Module
... rules, bureaucratic officials need expert training, rules are
implemented by neutral officials, career advancement depends
on technical qualifications judged by organization, not individuals
Book review by S L Rao: “The Case of the Bonsai Manager” by R
... of what in the jargon of today is called “emotional intelligence”. His discussion is a
valuable contribution to management literature because management education, training
and even much of the literature, focus primarily on facts and analysis. He argues that in
addition, a manager to develop to his ...
... presented in 1943 in the US Psychological Review and later developed in his book “Motivation and
Personality”, first published in 1954. His concepts were originally offered as general explanations of
human behaviour but quickly became a significant contribution to workplace motivation theory. They
Management and Leadership
... lazy and will avoid work because they dislike it.
As a result of this, management believes that
workers need to be closely supervised with
comprehensive systems of controls.
"HR is the driving force behind what makes a winning team. We
... Of all the resources a business has – materials, machines, money and men, the real source of sustainable
competitive advantage is men. Most organizations do not prioritize this resource in deed though they pay lip
service to it and sing the mantra – “our most valued asset”. Organizations that pay at ...
biodiversity and sustainable development
... Those who benefit from activities that erode or destroy biodiversity hardly ever pay the full
cost of the loss1, while those who carry out biodiversity-enhancing activities often are not
Deming`s 14 points - Institute for Healthcare Improvement
... 5. Improve constantly and forever the system of production and service, to improve quality and
productivity, and thus constantly decrease costs.
6. Institute training on the job.
7. Institute leadership. The aim of supervision should be to help people and machines and gadgets
to do a better job. Sup ...
Remembering Peter Drucker
... responsible for developing their most important resource, brain power.
10.The other major concept that came out of the book is believed today
to have been a bylane, namely, Management by Objectives. This
meant that top management set clear long term objectives for the
corporation and lower level man ...
... • Define management development
• Define methods used in management development
• Define organizational development
Sustainable management takes the concepts from sustainability and synthesizes them with the concepts of management. Sustainability has three branches: the environment, the needs of present and future generations, and the economy. Using these branches, it creates the ability to keep a system running indefinitely without depleting resources, maintaining economic viability, and also nourishing the needs of the present and future generations. From this definition, sustainable management has been created to be defined as the application of sustainable practices in the categories of businesses, agriculture, society, environment, and personal life by managing them in a way that will benefit current generations and future generations.Sustainable management is needed because it is an important part of the ability to successfully maintain the quality of life on our planet. Sustainable management can be applied to all aspects of our lives. For example, the practices of a business should be sustainable if they wish to stay in businesses, because if the business is unsustainable, then by the definition of sustainability they will cease to be able to be in competition. Communities are in a need of sustainable management, because if the community is to prosper, then the management must be sustainable. Forest and natural resources need to have sustainable management if they are to be able to be continually used by our generation and future generations. Our personal lives also need to be managed sustainably. This can be by making decisions that will help sustain our immediate surroundings and environment, or it can be by managing our emotional and physical well-being. Sustainable management can be applied to many things, as it can be applied as a literal and an abstract concept. Meaning, depending on what they are applied to the meaning of what it is can change.