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…

Fun Games, Serious Results
Fun Games, Serious Results
/ February 18, 2014 0 COMMENTS

“Cool Choices is a fun, innovative way to get people thinking about sustainability and the small ways they can work towards it every day.” Climate change mitigation is serious so Cool Choices uses the power of games to achieve substantive—and serious—results. The game is simple—you get points for doing and reporting sustainable actions. The more…

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…

Green & Healthy Schools Cool Choices Launch
Green & Healthy Schools Cool Choices Launch
/ January 30, 2014 0 COMMENTS

In 2013 Wisconsin Green & Healthy Schools (GHS) and Cool Choices partnered to create a Cool Choices-GHS game – and more than 30 Wisconsin schools began using the game in early 2014! The game—which is free to GHS participating schools—provides a fun, social and easy path to reduced resource usage, improved health and wellness, and…