The Benefits of Communicating Sustainability Values to Employees

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The Benefits of Communicating Sustainability Values to Employees

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 11:45am

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Employees are often argued to be the greatest resource of a company.  When employee’s values resonate with those of the corporation, they are more productive, loyal, and their work is meaningful.  But, What do Employees Need to Know about Sustainability at Your Company?  What are your employees saying about your organization?  Are they equipped with information and engaged in your company’s business sustainability programs to passionately take eco action on the corporate vision?  
 
While the corporate sustainability plan may be in place as well as corresponding policies and guidelines, there are a multitude of opportunities to communicate the corporate CSR message to employees and integrate it in a way that empowers employees to align daily decision making consistent with the corporate sustainability goals. 
 
According to Forbes' CSR Blog, "Studies show that positive employees outperform negative employees in terms of productivity, sales, energy levels, turnover rates and health care costs." In addition, "optimistic sales people outperform their pessimistic counterparts by up to 37 percent. People who expressed more positive emotions while negotiating business deals did so more effectively and successfully than those who were more neutral or negative."  This means that the tangible elements of generating happiness — autonomy, competence and worker relations — should also be business priorities. When workers enjoy their jobs, they have a tendency to work harder, be more productive, generate more revenue for their organization and earn more over the course of their careers.  ~ Who are the happiest workers?   Click here to continue learning the benefits of communiciating sustainability values to employees
 

Home to one third of the earth's trees, the Taiga is the largest land-based biosphere and encircles the globe. Its immense oxygen production literally changes the atmosphere and refreshes the planet. It is this continuous renewal that has shaped Taiga Company's vision to drive similar change in the business world. Taiga Company seeks to be the "oxygen for your business".

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Keywords: Business & Trade | Business Sustainability | Taiga Company | Values | business sustainability strategies | employees | stakeholders

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