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More than twenty years ago, Philip Sadler, then the head of one of Britain's foremost business schools, wrote Managerial Leadership in the Post-industrial Society, In which he predicted that future business leaders would experience a process of transformation more radical than the industrial revolution of the nineteenth century. The changes he predicted have now taken place. Now, In Sustainable Growth in a post scarcity world, Sadler charts developments envisaged many years ago by visionaries such as Keynes, Chase, Galbraith and Packard and more recently by Chris Anderson and other radical thinkers. He describes the process by which more and more goods and services are moving from a state of relative scarcity to one of relative abundance. He asks how the trend to post-scarcity can be reconciled with such huge global issues as population growth and climate change and assesses the impact of new technologies including nanotechnology, new energy sources, new materials, And The development of artificial intelligence. For companies, Sadler argues, this calls For The rapid development of new business models. For governments, The challenge is how to meet peoples' legitimate expectations with regard to living standards while avoiding environmental catastrophe. For economists the challenge is to adapt ideas developed in the context of scarcity To The behaviour of markets in conditions of abundance. Sadler goes on to explore the paradox whereby in countries foremost in creating post-scarcity conditions, millions still exist in poverty, while in an increasingly post scarcity world billions still lack the basic necessities of life. Sadler agrees with those who believe the relief of global poverty cannot be based on aid and corporate philanthropy alone and explores the way global companies will have to re-engineer products And The way they are delivered in order to sell into bottom of the pyramid (BOP) markets. He concludes that if they do this, As some are already beginning to do, they will find it profitable and also help billions of poor people who currently pay more for goods and services than the rich, As a result of having to pay the 'poverty penalty'.
The strategic management of socio-economic systems is becoming increasingly difficult to manage with traditional economic models which are unable to handle environmental and technological factors.
Increasingly, environmental decision making is like playing a multidimensional game of chess. With interactions between the atmosphere, the litho-hydrosphere, and the biosphere, the game is at once a measure of complexity, uncertainty, interdisciplinary acuity, social-environmental sustainability, and social justice for all generations. As such, it demands a systemic point of view. Decision Making for a Sustainable Environment: A Systemic Approach gives readers the tools to replace the dysfunctional, symptomatic decision making that has plunged the world into environmental crises with a systemic approach that fosters social-environmental sustainability.
A New Paradigm for Environmental Decision Making
Based on the author's more than 45 years of research and broad, international experience, this book guides policy makers and managers to work with-rather than within-theoretical and methodological frameworks to achieve multidimensional and multilayered policy decisions. It discusses systemic thinking as a rational, viable alternative to competitive, materialistic, and symptomatic decision making.
Insights, Approaches, and Examples for Leadership
Organized into three parts, the book begins by describing the inviolable biophysical principles that define the limitations of human choices. The second part examines in depth why the conventional command-and-control form of decision making tends to become dysfunctional and fails. It also explains how to break the cycle of such behavior. A case study by Jessica K. La Porte explores the challenges of creating a program of environmentally sustainable decision making. The third part of the book explores what it takes to be a psychologically mature decision maker.
A Peaceful Path toward Social-Environmental Sustainability for All Generations
Proposing new ways of thinking and problem solving, this book provides readers with the ideas, language, approaches, and examples to move toward genuine social-environmental sustainability. It offers counsel on how to be a psychologically mature trustee of planet Earth and leave a more viable legacy for future generations.
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