A Review for Embedding Human Dimension of Sustainability to Maintain Energetic Organizations in Egypt

Randa El Bedawy

Abstract


There is a remarkable interest from both public and private sectors for supporting and sustaining energetic organizations that have the ability to be creative and productive over time. However, there is still a limited attention on the human dimension of sustainability compared to the economic and environmental dimensions. Human energy is in fact a crucial dimension of human sustainability to maintain energetic organizations but human energy can also be depleted if it is not well managed. The significance of this study lies in the fact that human sustainability constitutes a real crisis in most organizations in Egypt, affecting employees’ performance and productivity, an issue which has been of a major concern ever since the 25th January Revolution. Accordingly, this study responds to a significant call for a greater understanding of human sustainability at work. Since the concept of human energy is still limited researched, this study intends to highlight the core of human dimension of sustainability by exploring the strategies that individuals use at work to manage and to sustain their energy throughout the workday. This study intends to recommend strategies for embedding human dimension of sustainability to maintain energetic organizations. Moreover this study opens a new area of research in organizations that will be rewarding for understanding the sustainability of employees’ energy at work as well as the sustainability of organizations as a whole on the long term. This study can also provide a good starting point for human resource management HRM professionals to provide a display of HRM functions that are required to support human dimension of sustainability to maintain energetic organizations. The study concludes that maintaining energetic organizations in Egypt requires a comprehensive strategy for embedding human dimension of sustainability through an effective human energy management as the ability of employees to manage their energy at work is one of the important factor for supporting their productivity and welfare.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/jms.v5n1p158

Journal of Management and Sustainability   ISSN 1925-4725 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4733 (Online)

 

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