Taylor's FSLM Journals
A Paradigm Shift: Looking Forward to Sustainability in Organizations

@ Asia-Pacific Journal of Innovation in Hospitality and Tourism

Online ISSN: 2710-6519

Jason Andrews, Leena Fukey, Kandappan Balasubramanian, Puvaneswaran Kunasekaran, and Thanam Subramaniam

Abstract: This study aims to explore the various avenues of sustainability, change management and other factors that can act as a catalyst in the adoption of sustainable concepts within an organization. Primarily a concept study, this paper is a compilation of studies across various industries to understand the present scenario of sustainability in organizations and how it can be managed. The study is built on research papers and projects from various years and formulates a thought process to propose change management as a catalyst to adopt sustainable concepts in organizations. The paper brings to light the different aspects of sustainability in organizations by stressing on different strategies that can be used to ensure a balance between anthropogenic actions and green initiatives. New schools of thought have emerged regarding aspects of design and built form of structures, paving the path to new trends that can be adopted through industries during their initial design and planning. There has been an evolution of operational processes and best practices in companies as well. Organizations are shifting to a greener tomorrow through various systems put in place that project sustainability. Aspects of change management continue to play an important role and the degree of its effectiveness defines the transitional pace and journey from conventional systems to sustainable practices. The findings of this study provide architects and managers a strong knowledge base on how organizations should be formed and function, right from the initial building structure design to practices and processes undertaken by the management in organizations. The study enlightens professionals to look at sustainability, not as an alternative per se, but a necessity for the future management of organizations.

Keywords: Sustainability, green design, green architecture, best practices, change management, communication.