ADVANCING SUSTAINABILITY INNOVATION WITHIN THE ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING SPHERE
Keywords:human resource management, organizational learning, responsible leadership, sustainability innovation
In light of the fourth industrial revolution, human resources management (HRM) is considered to be an integral part of any competitive organization and it is responsible for shaping organizational behavior and culture. With the increasing awareness of the industrial impact on the environment, sustainability innovation is a vital discourse for scholars, academicians, and practitioners. This work uses literature from diverse schools of thought that explored the role of the human resource discipline in advancing sustainability innovation. This paper also presents a unique model for human resource and talent development practitioners towards an authentic response to eco-sustainability innovation. A contextualized matrix on implications for sustainability (Crew 2010) incorporating special approaches for sustainability innovation (McCarthy, Garavan, and O’Teele, 2003), green initiatives of human resource department (Milliman, 2013) and the promotion of sustainability culture (Blake, 2016) was outlined that serves as authentic approach to eco-sustainability for practitioners to realistically carry out human resource initiatives in their respective organization. This study further directs human resource professionals to act as boundary spanners in order to facilitate strategic teams who are paramount to responding to the external environment for organizational performance.
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