The 21st Century is Calling – We need to be “greening.”
Green is this season’s black. If you’re not “greening” your workspace, you are SO last century-darling. However, implementing a green policy isn’t just a current fashion, a one off- it's 'trending,' but it’s a trend that is here to stay. Greening has to become a necessity in this environmentally aware century. If we don’t take sustainability seriously we are looking at a pretty bleak future. Our planet needs protecting.
So what can you and your colleagues do to start to make a change? Change comes from adoption. However, the successful implementation of new practices is dependent upon the willing co-operation of employees and management. So what could make us resist change? If change requires huge amounts of time. After all of all our non-tangible commodities, time is one of the most precious! Green changes need to be quick wins, not too demanding and simple to implement. So here are a few bullets to fire the imagination;
Lead by example and enthuse! Talk about the green changes the company is implementing to get everyone’s buy in. Create an implementation list and post the information on your Company’s intranet bulletin board. Encourage comments and suggestions. Post information on notice boards in your milling areas such as by the coffee machine where it can be front of mind.
A few simple changes can make a notable change to our working environment. It fosters goodwill and sets your company apart as forward thinking and green aware. After all nobody wants to be accused of being off trend-darling.