With the right approach, the green office initiative can increase employee motivation, engagement, and commitment to corporate culture.
Of course, at the initial stage, incentives will be needed: for example, many large companies install charging stations for electric vehicles near the office with the possibility of free use for employees. Thus, employers initiate the transition to electric vehicles and simultaneously increase the motivation of employees, giving them the opportunity to save on gasoline.
In addition to reducing fuel costs, an important plus for employees is to create a comfortable and safe environment for health. Many studies have shown that the level of stress and professional burnout depends, among other things, on the environment, and employees of green offices work 60% more efficiently.
Of course, the concept of a green office implies not only the transition to electric vehicles, but also the use of safe cleaning tools, saving water and light, reducing paper consumption and, of course, separate waste collection. With the last point, difficulties often arise, because certain knowledge is needed for effective garbage sorting.
The problem can be solved by conducting special trainings or studying special materials, but there is also an alternative option: there are many services and contractors that organize separate garbage collection. At the same time, almost no effort is required from employees, and in some cases there is a chance to earn pleasant bonuses that can be used to pay for utilities and other services.
Various games and contests can serve as additional motivation for employees, according to the results of which the best (for example, in saving paper, water or light) will be encouraged by the management.
However, there are more and more employees who accept the ideas of caring for the environment with joy. As noted above, 74% of applicants take this factor into account, but it is even more significant that already 8% of applicants consider this criterion to be the key: