Games Empower Coworkers to Coach Each Other
Games Empower Coworkers to Coach Each Other
/ May 14, 2014 0 COMMENTS

Are you comfortable providing direction to your peers? According to a recent study, most of us are not—the lack of hierarchy makes it awkward for us to nudge a colleague when they are not following protocols. This is a big deal. We know people are deeply influenced by the behaviors of others and this study…

Comparison’s Matter
Comparison’s Matter
/ May 2, 2014 0 COMMENTS

We talk a lot about the importance of social norms—that people are influenced by the actions of their peers. The power of norms isn’t limited to individuals—businesses also strive to look good compared to their competition. That is why businesses tout the awards they win for quality, customer service and, yes, even energy efficiency. ENERGY…

Engaging Employees
Engaging Employees
/ February 18, 2014 0 COMMENTS

“I think the biggest impact was the fact that the game was company-wide and people got to see people from other locations in action.” It’s smart to start a sustainability effort with the easy stuff—like a lighting retrofit that pays for itself in six months. Change often involves more than new equipment, though. In many…

Recognition is Very Cool!
Recognition is Very Cool!
/ November 6, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Recognition is Very Cool – and Inspires Us to be Cooler! By Kathy Kuntz, Executive Director We’ve had a lot to celebrate lately! In early October Menasha Corporation won an Innovation Award from the Campbell Institute and the Stewardship Action Council for their employee engagement efforts with Cool Choices and then, a few weeks later,…

Marsh Buggy – Big, Small and Sustainable
Marsh Buggy – Big, Small and Sustainable
/ July 31, 2013 0 COMMENTS

When ATC planned its project to install transmission lines over the Yahara River wetlands in Madison, WI it knew that traditional access methods wouldn’t work well – mat road systems would cost millions – and other options literally might sink in the marsh. So ATC looked at similar projects for sustainable solutions in an environmentally…