Organizational Management Archives - State of the Planet

The Mismanagement of New York City’s Government, and the Repeated Delay of Food Recycling

To enhance New York City’s services, local government must focus on management rather than politics and substance and outcomes rather than image and public relations.

by |November 20, 2023

Generational and Cultural Change is Stimulating Environmental Sustainability

The consequences of climate change are particularly salient for young people, who have only known a world under constant change. They see the crowded and endangered planet they are set to inherit and are motivated to try to protect it.

by |May 1, 2023

The Challenge of Sustainable Supply Chains

The heart of the challenge of sustainable supply chains is that “out of sight” can no longer mean “out of mind.”

by |January 30, 2023

Back to the Office

Effective management now requires an understanding of the importance of place to organizational mission and strategy.

by |June 6, 2022

Public Service, Public Ethics and New York’s Political Life

Sometimes the quest for public service can lead people to cut corners on the way they work to achieve what they believe are critical goals.

by |August 30, 2021
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The Growing Momentum Behind Going Back to the Office

There is a great deal of momentum behind the return to the office, but I know that office will never be the same.

by |June 21, 2021
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Michael Regan and the Reconstruction of the U.S. EPA

The next four years should undo the damage of the past four years and put America back on the path of effective environmental policy.

by |March 15, 2021

Reviving New York City

My hope is that when we elect our new mayor during the June Democratic primary, we elect a leader who is ready to ask all of us “not what New York City can do for us, but what we can do for New York City.”

by |January 19, 2021
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Building the Profession of Sustainability Management

Today, most of those running sustainability units are trained in other fields. As they retire they will be replaced by well-trained sustainability professionals.

by |September 21, 2020

The Mayor’s Shameful Mismanagement of New York City’s Parks

For a mayor who talks about equity and income inequality, he should remember that parks are one of the few services we already have that provide a measure of equality, access and opportunity for all. They should be treasured rather than trashed.

by |August 31, 2020