Increased employee engagement does two important things to increase margins in a tough economy – increases productivity and reduces absenteeism. So how do you increase engagement? One of the best ways is through sustainability initiatives.
Sustainability initiatives are a group effort. It requires a team to research options, develop analyze payback analysis, plan, launch, follow up, and maintain the program. The positive feelings that employees get from sustainable initiatives are multifaceted. People know they are contributing to something greater than themselves, and develop an investment in the project and the company that backed the project. It all equates to employee engagement!
Green initiatives can save you hard costs in energy and water savings, provide positive marketing for your business, and save you money in soft costs like increased productivity and reduced absenteeism.
Isn’t sustainability great?
For more information on a recent study in this area, see this article on increasing employee sustainable behavior.
If you are interested in finding out more about saving money through employee engagement, give me a call and we can set up a consultation.