Generally speaking, the paper 'Managing Organizational Sustainability" is a perfect example of a management assignment. As recommended by the Board, The team conducted an evaluation of the proposed corporation and collaboration programs implementation between the Shell Company and the Ogoni people. Based on the numerous meeting and workshops held in conjunction with the Ogoni people leaders, human and environmental activists’ organizational representatives in the area and the Nigerian government officials, it is apparent that the initiation of the programs would benefit both the society and the organisations. Benefits of the program On one hand, as Pilkington (2009) argued, society will benefit from the available natural resources in the area.
As such, this will allow the society to improve their living standards in the market and enjoy increased benefits. On the other hand, the organization would benefit from increased corporation and support from society. Consequently, the negative brand and image reputation damage as the one caused by the lawsuit against the Shell Corporation where the organization paid $15.5 million in 2009. Therefore, the implementation of the program would allow for increased support.
Finally, the meetings concluded that a joint benefit and corporation between the two would support the sustainability of the resources utilization through the initiation and development of relevant environmental programs. Programs Employee Inclusion program The first recommended program is the incorporation of the Ogoni society in the organizational workforce. A major repeated complain was the use of outside labour force at the expense of the community. In this regard, the community argued that because the resources were available in their natural heritage they should stand to benefit. In this regard, the cited the existing statistics on the high rates of unemployment in the region.
Therefore, they argued that through their inclusion in the organizational workforce they would earn a living. A personal professional evaluation of this argument is based on the theoretical underpinning developed by Porter and Kramer (2011, p. 64). In their argument, the authors argued on the role of enhancing community economic performances through direct involvement in tapping available natural resources. Therefore, based on this argument, it is highly recommended that the organization should consider incorporating the local employees onto the workforce.
However, this recommendation should be implemented under a range of consideration. One of the most important issues to consider in this case is the low educational levels in the market. Therefore, the employees cannot be recruited in the management levels but only in the low employee levels. However, in order to enhance their development, in the long run, recruited low-level employees who demonstrate competitiveness and commitment should be invariably trained at the expense of the organization. The move although expensive will ensure that the community is incorporated at all levels thus stimulating overall support in the long run by the community. Environment Conservation program A second strategic program floated for consideration by the management is the rolling out of an environmental conservation scheme.
Based on the workshops discussions, it emerged that one of the fundamental concerns by the community and other interest groups was the environmental implications of the oil extraction and drilling process by Shell. Therefore, the participants argued on the need for the organization to develop alternative environmental control and preservation practices. Thus based on the argument developed by Senge, Lichtenstein, Kaeufer, Bradbury and Carroll (2007, p. 46), I recommend to the management that it should consider rolling out environmental conservation programs.
In this regard, in order to ensure that the programs are effective and promote a preservation culture, it would be imperative to work with learning institutions especially the secondary and tertiary learning institutions in the region. In this case, the programs should include training and workshops to the students on proper environmental conservation processes. Moreover, through this program, the organization should finance corporate social programs initiated by institutions such as on scientific research programs involving environmental conservation as well as direct activities such as tree planting among others.