Saturday, February 13, 2010

Survey: Leveraging Sustainability to Boost Employee Engagement Also Boosts Profits

One of the key perks from corporate sustainability initiatives comes when the initiative is well-carried out in a way that improves employee engagement in company success.  So reports The Triple Pundit, digging into a new Brighter Planet study:

Brighter Planet just released a study on its findings from an internet survey it conducted, to which 1055 people responded. Big businesses can use it. Small businesses can use it. Employees are happier and more productive when they do.  The report is brilliantly written, so I’ll let it do the talking for a bit here:

A Gallup study estimates that more than $300 billion in productivity is squandered within the U.S. workforce due to disengaged employees. Furthermore, the same Gallup study indicates that organizations with an engaged workforce have 2.6 times the earnings per share growth rate compared to organizations in the same industry with a less-engaged workforce.

Makes sense to me...

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