Use Green Teams as Team Building for Employee Retention

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Use Green Teams as Team Building for Employee Retention

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Monday, August 9, 2010 - 9:39am


According to Winning Workplace's post, Key Employee Engagement ROI Metrics: Tenure and Turnover, there is a connection "from team building efforts designed to keep employees engaged, motivated, and satisfied, and their ability to hold onto them longer, on average, than other small employers." 

Upon first glance, the idea of a corporate green team may seem fairly simple—a small effort that allows a subset of employees to gather around a shared interest. In practice, however, green teams can be much more powerful than that. They can inspire, activate, and engage employees to create meaningful changes within a company. 
However, sustainable businesses strategies aimed to increase profitability and productivity through employee retention can gain a competitive advantage over the competition by leveraging green teams as team building initiatives within the organization.  Sustainable business leaders are looking for ways to advance the corporate sustainability plan and team building via green teams is another solution.
Winning Workplace's post shows the impact of higher employee tenures and lower turnover on the bottom line to include:
  • Improved ability to promote from within (saves on recruiting costs).

  • More time to implement practices to capture and run with employees' best bottom line-enhancing ideas.

  • More time for managers and even their subordinates to improve vendor relationships, to lower costs and/or provide more value for the business.

  • Typically stronger relationship-building with customers or clients, due to their interactions with the same people month after month, year after year.

How can green teams helpClick here to continue reading.

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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