How do we get our employees involved in sustainability?
You’ve decided that implementing a strategy of Sustainability in your organization makes sense. The next question executives need to ask themselves is: How do we get our employees excited and involved?
In order to get employees excited and committed, you will need to create a solid vision and detailed strategy for your Business Sustainability initiatives by clearly defining what sustainability means to your organization and then creating the vision and strategy necessary to implement it.
The next step is sharing and clearly communicating your Sustainability vision and strategy with the entire organization. This is a critical step because sharing your Sustainability Vision and Strategy provides your employees with a clear understanding of where your organization is going as well as how embracing a sustainability strategy will improve the overall performance of the organization.
As you are creating your sustainability vision and lay out a detailed strategy, ask your employees for input on improvements. Employees are the key to improving performance results because they are working the processes. They know what works within a process and where workflow may need to be shifted. The sheer act of asking and implementing their feedback creates engagement and builds a culture of continuous improvement.
The communication process you create will also help your employees understand how implementing Sustainability will benefit them in their day-to-day jobs. It’s creating a win-win relationship where the organization reaps the benefits and, in turn, rewards employees for their successful efforts.
Henry Ford says it best, “You can take my factories, burn up my buildings, but give me my people and I’ll build the business right back again.”
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