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Int. Symposium: Human Factors and Comprehensive Management Concepts as Precondition for Corporate Sustainability07.02.2007 - (idw) Institut für Technologie und Arbeit (ITA)
The symposium brings together internationally leading scientists from all parts of the world in the field of Human Factors and Organizational Excellence to show the preconditions for corporate sustainability. The International Symposium will take place at the University of Kaiserslautern (Prof. Dr. K. J. Zink) on March 16th of 2007.
Since the Rio Declaration of the United Nations in 1992 sustainability has become a topic of global economic and societal relevance. Generalized sustainability means a reasonable i.e. conservative use of available resources including economic, social and environmental goals. This point of view implies that corporate activities should not concentrate on short-term improvements of a single dimension but strive for a middle to long-term balance between all three dimensions.
Corporations and other economically acting organisations need to realize economic, environmental and social objectives with a long-term perspective for the benefit of all stakeholders in order to survive.
Referring to corporate sustainability therefore two aspects are of specific relevance:
- to realize comprehensive management concepts
- based on a comprehensive change management
Comprehensive management concepts are understood as systems approach including the interests of all relevant stakeholders with a mid- or long-term time perspective. As seen before these definition elements are very much related to sustainability. Such concepts can be found e.g. in international Excellence Models mainly based on a TQM thinking.
Many examples in the past showed, that only one third of the companies trying to realize such a holistic approach have been successful. The cause of these failures can be found in the field of Human Factors in Organizational Design and Management. A comprehensive change management has to involve people and needs to change corporate culture instead of "only" changing structures and processes. There is a challenge for integration.
The final program and the online registration (no paticipation fee) under:
For more information please contact Svern Seibert, phone: 0049 (0)631 205-3395
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