INCREASING EMPLOYEES‘ UNDERSTANDING ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY IN ORGANIZATIONS

Asta Balčiūnaitienė, Nijolė Petkevičiūtė

Abstract


Employees’ sustainability awareness is a significant element in the implementation of sustainability in organizations. Employees are the main facilitators of sustainability in organization, thus it is crucially important that employees could develop deeper understanding the philosophy of sustainability. This would inspire employees to look for innovative and creative ideas how to adapt sustainability concept according to the demands of organizations. The pilot survey was done to define employees needs for better understanding of sustainability and its philosophical background. Raising employees understanding about sustainability and its philosophy will be discussed in the paper. Research problem – employees don’t have sufficient knowledge about sustainability in organizations. Research aim – to analyse sustainability philosophy and employees’ understanding about its importance in organizations. Research methods – systematic scientific literature analysis, pilot survey. The results of the survey showed that employees from private and public organizations prefer to raise their sustainability understanding through training in similar programmes. The findings of the survey demonstrated the importance of sustainability training for employees.

Keywords


employees; sustainability; organizations; sustainability philosophy; training

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