Presentation on theme: "Management Information Systems MIS 501"— Presentation transcript:
1Management Information Systems MIS 501 Host Europe: Advancing CSR and Sustainability in a Medium Sized IT CompanyManagement Information SystemsMIS 501
2Company Overview Summarize the characteristics of this firm. What is the industry like?What resources are used by this firm to meet its customers’ needs?How can they increase efficiency?Company Overview
3CSR? What is Corporate Social Responsibility? To whom is a firm responsible?What is a firm responsible for?What does CSR encompass?Is it only the environment?Is it only its people?CSR?
6Aren’t they doing enough already? Host Europe seems to be doing well in relation to CSR issuesWhat more could they do?Does CSR add or subtract from a firm’s position?How (or how not)?Are they proud of their record?Aren’t they doing enough already?
7CSRWhat would an even more complete CSR engagement look like?Which kinds of measure or actions could be taken to accomplish these goals?What impact would such changes have on the economic viability of the firm?CSR Initiative
8Social Change Social Issues at Host Europe What are they doing “wrong” What are they doing “right”What social changes are feasible?Which kinds of measure or actions could be taken to accomplish these goals?What impact would such changes have on the firm?Social Change
9What needs to be done to make any additional changes? What would be the outcome on the firm’s performance?How could they measure the effect of these changes?FinancialEnvironmental/SocialMaking the change
10Innovating in Uncertain Markets: 10 Lessons for Green Technologies As green technology initiatives proliferate, the question of how to manage these innovations is needed.Innovating in Uncertain Markets: 10 Lessons for Green Technologies
12How to deal with new innovations? Foremost, Learn from the PastHow to deal with new innovations?
13Lessons Learned Lesson 1: Timing is everything Watch out for bubbles, they will almost always show upLesson 2: Change occurs slowlyThe chicken/egg problemCost or performance barriers.Coevolution versus pure substitutionLesson 3: Collaboration is crucialStrategic alliances with industry trade associationsPublic/private partnershipsLessons Learned
14Lessons Learned Lesson 4: Innovation takes many forms New innovation models will be essential for making green technologies workLesson 5: Embrace uncertainty by maintaining optionsScenario thinkingReal options thinkingLesson 6: Anticipate where the money will beYou need to “skate to where the puck will beLesson 7: Think beyond industry boundariesLessons Learned
15Lessons Learned Lesson 8: Share for joint gain A diverse web of participants magnifies the value of individual perspectives, while distributing the risks and rewards of investment more broadlyLesson 9: Watch the peripheryOrganizational vigilanceSenior management needs to adapt to changeLesson 10: Become ambidextrousKnow how to balance a learning and a performance cultureAttend to the short-term while also taking the long viewOrient toward both people and tasks, as the situation demandsLessons Learned