Discuss about the Managing Corporate Citizenship And Sustainability.
Review mission, vision, goals and policies of Sydney Opera House
Mission: The mission of Sydney Opera House is twofold. One is to renew and put value on the opera house for the development of the future and the other is to provide inspiration and strengthen the community with its actions (Sydneyoperahouse.com, 2018).
Vision: The vision is to be bold and inspiring like all other Opera Houses (Sydneyoperahouse.com, 2018).
Goals: The goal of Sydney Opera House is to ensure that sustainability is maintained and the theatre manages to provide entertainment to the people visiting it (Sydneyoperahouse.com, 2018).
Policies: The environmental sustainability policy of Sydney Opera House is to maintain the commitment made to sustain the environmental sustainability (Sydneyoperahouse.com, 2018).
Choosing between presentation and training session
A training session can be conducted for the staff members of Sydney Opera House. This is mainly because training can help employees gain a practical as well as a theoretical experience. The goals and objective of the theatre need to be mentioned to the employees so that they can provide support for the welfare of the theatre. The training method need to include a proper communication strategy and provide the employees with the knowledge about the importance of Sydney Opera House in the cultural heritage of Australia.
Reviewing organisational structure
The organisational structure of Sydney Opera House includes Board of Directors that analyses the working of the theatre. There are gift houses and food houses that provide refreshment for the people visiting the theatre. Staffs exist that are internal as well as external such as electrical maintenance staffs, bars and cafe staffs and so on. Therefore, the training can be provided to the people that are the external staffs of the theatre. This is mainly because these people do not possess knowledge about the policies and procedures that Sydney Opera House possesses. Hence, to ensure that the external staffs do not hamper the progress of the theatre, it is necessary that training be provided about the objectives of the theatre.
Brief description of the Sydney Opera House Environment Sustainable Policy
The sustainable policy of Sydney Opera House includes abiding by the rules related to the environment. The commitments made towards the corporate social responsibility need to be descried in a manner so that the external as well as the internal staffs of the theatre remain aware of the rich cultural as well sustainable development of the theatre. The expected outcomes of the stakeholder groups in this case include positive support so that the theatre can remain active in the Australian community.
An outline of Sydney Opera House procedures
According to Crane and Matten (2016), the procedure followed in the Sydney Opera House for maintaining sustainability is simple. The theatre does not allow any type of wastes to be dumped in around the premises. The use of plastics is banned and the theatre provides opportunities to maintain a clean place by installing dustbins for throwing excess junk. These junks are cleaned everyday and a system is developed that provides alert to the managers in the case of excess junk. This helps in keeping the employees active in terms of cleaning the junk and maintains sustainability within the theatre.
Information about responsibilities of staffs
The responsibility of the staffs needs to depend upon the sustainable practises of the theatre. The staffs of Sydney Opera House need to understand the importance of the sustainability policy of the theatre and based on the understanding the responsibilities of the staffs such cleaning and promoting sustainability among the customers need to be provided. At the same time, activities such as cleaning the premises and restricting the pollutants from the vehicles can help Sydney Opera House to maintain its sustainability policies. In this regard, the outcomes that can be expected include positivity from the members and customers can enjoy a clean experience in the theatres.
Models used by theatres and performance spaces
To ensure that sustainability as well as good performance of the theatres is mentioned, it is necessary to adopt the best practise that can help in ensuring the popularity of the theatres. Wood et al. (2014) stated that the adoption of green theatres could help in the development of the theatres such as Tiny Opera Company. The green theater provides for an ecological environment that provides customers and employees to continue working in a clean environment. It helps in creating plays that educate and promote the importance of sustainability in the environment. Therefore, it can be said that the green theater provides extra responsibility to staff members of the Tiny Opera Company.
Developing three options for direction and focus of policy
Use resources wisely
The likely effectiveness of the wise use of resources can help Tiny Opera Company to maintain sustainability in the business and ensure that it gains popularity and recognition for its success
The timeframe for this particular strategy to be applied includes 6 months
The cost required for gaining resources can be about AUD$434,750
Encourage visitors to consider sustainability
Contribution from the visitors can help Tiny Opera Company to promote sustainability in the community
The timeframe for this can be 3 months
The cost required for this may include about AUD$5,400
Focus on appropriate management principles
The management principles can help Tiny Opera Company to maintain its effectiveness in the community and ensure that the heritage is fulfilled
Time required for this can be 1 month
Cost can be based on the resources acquired by the theatre
Table 3: Tiny Opera Company sustainability option
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Drafting sustainability policy
The scope of the policy is to ensure that it provides a string message to the people of the community. The policy can help in building the concept of sustainability among the people so that they can promote sustainability among the society. The commitment of Tiny Opera Company towards the sustainability policy includes abstaining from using any type of plastic waste materials or pollutants that can harm the theatre. Smoking inside the premises of the theatre is banned which is the focus of the sustainability policy of Tiny Opera Company.
Discussing with business manager about:
Typical barriers to sustainability
According to Mowforth and Munt (2015), sustainability policies can face barriers regarding the pitching of the ideas. The board or the community may not accept the ideas developed for the sustainable policies. At the same time, barriers may be faced with respect to the cost of implementing the policies. The financial position of Tiny Opera Company may be a cause of barrier for implementing an effective sustainability policy. Lack of training and lack of education can also be a huge factor for the barrier of the sustainability policies.
Process for developing the policy
The process undertaken to develop the policy in a sustainable manner includes analysing the financial stability of Tiny Opera Company. The manner in which the company can position its finances can help in the development of the policy. The policy needs to take into consideration the stability it can provide along with the resources required for implementing the policies. The development of the policy also requires the assistance from the managers so that the policy can be approved in a positive manner. The time required for the development of the policy also needs to be analysed so that it does not take extra time than the budget.
Updating draft according to agreement
The draft can be modified based on the new rules and policies implemented in Tiny Opera Company. The draft submitted did not take into consideration the legal factors that needed to be considered for the effective implementation of the sustainability plan. According to Waas et al. (2014), the legal and ethical considerations need to be such that it can provide Tiny Opera Company with an opportunity to ensure that violations regarding any sustainability policy are not conducted. At the same time, the policies and procedures of the company in relation to engage in sustainability act can be implemented in the draft. This can provide extra responsibility to the employees in terms of maintaining sustainability.
Collating research into legislations
Outlining environmental and sustainability legislation
The environmental and sustainability legislation that Tiny Opera Company need to follow includes the provisions mentioned in the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. According to this act the important heritage, flora and fauna of a country are considered as environmental significance (Luonila & Johansson, 2016). Tiny Opera Company may not fall in the category of famous Opera Houses located in Australia, but following the provisions of the act can help the company to gain recognition in the market. Therefore, Tiny Opera Company can help in maintaining balance between the sustainability as well as the environmental condition of the country.
Explanation of developing sustainable policy
The commitment of Tiny Opera Company is to ensure that proper resources are used for the development of the company and the sustainable policy. The company uses low volatile paints while painting the walls so that excessive fumes are not emitted. The company have also ensured that they have manual switching of air conditioners so that every staff remains responsible with the equipments handled by them. Therefore, it can be said that the development of the sustainable policy with respect to these changes can be done by analysing the concerns of the employees and the policies followed in the company. Green theatre theory can be used to align the sustainable policies with that of the policies of the company.
Strategies for promoting awareness
The strategies that can be undertaken for promoting awareness can include recruiting people that share similar passion about the safety of the environment. The environmental safety is important for the survival of the community and therefore, it is necessary that the employees of Tiny Opera Company have an interest in the protection of the environment and indulge in sustainability within the premises. At the same time, another strategy that can be adopted is the fact that corporate social responsibility can be undertaken that highlights the importance of maintaining sustainability within the community. The CSR act can be implemented in the form of conducting a play about the topic.
Strategies to maximise the impact of policies
Tiny Opera Company can formulate strategies that can help in the effective implementation of the policies. These strategies need to be based on the legal rules such as making every employee swear an oath about using sustainable equipments. The use of harmful emissions can be reduced by imposing monetary fines for the employees using it. At the same time, binding the employees in a legal contract about the use of sustainable policies can be implemented so that they can proceed with the effective cleaning of the premises. This can help the company to remain competitive and at the same time ensure that the strategies are implemented in a positive manner.
Evaluating of graphs and charts to identify trends in data
Plotting of graphs and charts can help Tiny Opera Company to understand the progress it has made in trying to maintain sustainability in the business. The charts can be either used to compare the development taken place in the company on a yearly basis or can be done based on the performances between two or more companies. Tiny Opera Company can ensure that it analyses the progress of sustainability taking into consideration both the forms of analysis. The yearly progress as well as the comparison between with other theatre companies like Sydney Opera House can help in assessing its performance.
Describing success and shortfalls of the implementation of sustainability
The success that can be attained by implementing the sustainability is the fact that Sydney Opera House can ensure that the company does not receive any type of criticism from its customers or competitors. The success can help in providing a boost to the company and making it a recognisable theatre company. However, on the other side, one of the shortfalls of the sustainability is the trends used in the resources. The resources of the company may be depleted and it is important for Sydney Opera House to ensure that financial as well human resources of the company are managed in a positive manner.
Describing trends that may require remedial action
After analysing the recent trends that define sustainability, it can be said that Sydney Opera House need to analyse certain criteria that are required for the promotion of sustainability in the company. The remedial actions that need to be undertaken are by improving the areas such as financial and resource allocation. The plan for the development of the remedial action need to be based on the resources that are available for the company. The resources can be increased by ensuring that the company get to recruit people that can help in maintaining the sustainability by conducting regular scan of the nearby environment management.
Reviewing Sydney Opera House policies to measure resources
Sydney Opera House measures resources by identifying the talented employees from the employees that require training. In this case, the talents are merely judged based on the ability to maintain sustainability. The record regarding the consumption of the resources are kept with the help of modern technologies. The measurement is based on the total consumption of resources such as electricity so that based on the consumption effective planning can be made. The sustainability factor of the company is addressed by analysing these resources and ensuring that the consumption of electricity or other natural resources are not in excess. This is done by providing a restriction about the use of natural resources per day. The lights can remain turned off after the show and during the days, which does not have the show. This can help in conserving electricity and ensure that proper process is maintained in the theatre that can help in maintaining the sustainability factor. Therefore, Sydney Opera House can improve based on the application of these changes.
Recommendations for improving policies
Based on the analysis of the Sydney Opera House, it can be said that the theatre need to ensure that the policies follow the legal rule of Australia. The legal law of the country can help in ensuring that Sydney Opera House remains one of the cleanest and sustainable places in the country. The legal laws implemented by the country as well as the rules and policies of the theatre can prevent people from violating the sustainable practises. Therefore, this particular change can help Sydney Opera House to maintain its reputation as well as continue meeting its mission and vision. At the same time, the theatre can ensure that sustainability is developed by formulating a play that highlights the importance of the process. In this regard, it can be said that the customers visiting the theatre can be treated with the play in a manner that can help it to maintain sustainability.
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