Püüan hoiduda siinses voos raamatutele viitamast ja siinviidatu on üks väheste, kuid arvatavasti väärib oma kohta vaidlusteta.Kliimaküsimustest mööda vaatamine on võimalik ilmselt sotsiaalselt pimedal ning vähegi empaatilisel inimesel on siin sügavad huvid. Ja kuna kestlik areng ning organisatsioonid on siinse kodulehe ühed fookusvaldkondadest ja kõnealune kogumik keskendub rohelisele inimestejuhtimisele vaatenurkadest, mis on viimase 25 aasta jooksul vähem tähelepanu saanud, siis palju rohkem lugemishuvi äratamiseks vist ei olegi vaja.

Kontekstiks (eriti neile, kelle arvates kliimaküsimused on tühised):

“The pre-industrial era was marked by climatic periods of varying intensity, the most well-known being the Roman Climatic Optimum, the Little Ice Age, and the Medieval Warm Period (McCormick et al., 2012;Neukom et al., 2019). Environmental history tells us that these episodes were a key factor in the rise and fall of kingdoms and even entire civilizations.” (“Green Human Resource Management Research: Issues, Trends, and Challenges”, 2022, p. 1)

Inimese mõju kliimale ilmneb peamiselt kahe suure kategooria vahendusel: kodused majapidamised ja organisatsioonid:

“Human influence involves the activity of two main agents: organizations and households. Evidence shows that organizational activities are generally considered to have a greater impact on the natural environment. A good example of this is daily waste generation, with the volume of waste generated by the industrial sector being incomparably higher than the amount produced by households (source: https://www.futura-sciences.com/).” (“Green Human Resource Management Research: Issues, Trends, and Challenges”, 2022, p. 2)

Stardipauk rohelise inimestejuhtimise suunas on … vanem inimpõlvest:

“The publication of a collection edited by Walter Wehrmeyer in (1996)2 entitled Greening People: Human Resources and Environmental Management marked the beginning of research on the incorporation of environmental matters into human resource management practices. Interest in the field of green human resource management (GHRM) has grown significantly in recent years.” (“Green Human Resource Management Research: Issues, Trends, and Challenges”, 2022, p. 2)

Miks seda kogumikku oleks kasulik lugeda:

“In short, huge advances have been made since the Wehrmeyer volume. However, a closer examination of the development of the new field shows that while some areas are reaching a degree of conceptual maturity (thus paving the way for a new phase of development focused on the consolidation of existing knowledge), others have yet to realize their full heuristic potential. Through the range of topics considered in the following chapters, this book aims to add substantially to the vast existing literature.” (“Green Human Resource Management Research: Issues, Trends, and Challenges”, 2022, p. 3)

Roheline inimestejuhtimine kui vahend:

“Put differently, GHRM can be seen as an instrument in the fight against climate change in that it enables organizations to put in place measures designed to repair the environmental damage caused by industrial activities and prevent environmental degradation.” (“Green Human Resource Management Research: Issues, Trends, and Challenges”, 2022, p. 4)

Paillé, P. (Ed.). (2022). Green Human Resource Management Research: Issues, Trends, and Challenges. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-06558-3