How organizations can create an advantage by embracing sustainability & wellness
What are the benefits of incorporating wellness, or the state of being in good physical and mental health, into a corporate culture? For one, robust sustainability, health and wellness initiatives can differentiate you from your competitors. Increased employee productivity is another benefit. Engaged employees are more productive employees. However, in the worst case scenarios, unengaged employees can damage a company’s reputation. Data from Gallup states that only 13 percent of employees are truly engaged in their jobs. Though this is a dismal figure, there is also a lot of room for improvement.
Health, wellness, engagement and productivity all go hand in hand. Here is one example: workers in windowed offices spend 15 percent more time staying on task than colleagues in windowless offices, according to information gleaned from Lightcorp. The evidence points to the fact that optimal lighting and temperature in a room can make a positive impact on productivity.
Green Buildings & Jobs
Sustainability and wellness can reinvigorate corporate cultures, but what is it? It is the capability to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The U.S. Green Building Council is one organization working to improve sustainability. The organization seeks to create buildings and communities that generate and sustain the health and vitality of all life within a generation. Young people today overwhelmingly want a “green job” or a job in businesses that provide services that benefit the environment or conserve natural resources. According to Net Impact, more than 70 percent of college students and 50 percent of workers are looking for jobs that make a positive social impact.
The webinar, Sustainability and Wellness as Tools for Differentiation in the Market, digs deep into the benefits of incorporating wellness into a corporate culture. Hosted by TrainingIndustry.com and sponsored by Pearson, webinar hosts discuss recent trends in job creation and employability, touch on why students want to work for socially responsible companies, and describe trends in the growth of green jobs.
After viewing the webinar, you will you able to:
- Identify tools that support leadership in sustainability, health and wellness
- Describe the changing landscape of employability, recruitment and retention
- Use sustainability and wellness to reinvigorate corporate cultures
- Differentiate yourself through leadership initiatives from the competition to your customers