In today’s environmentally conscious social environment, building and operating a business that implements as many green practices as reasonably possible is not only healthy for the environment, it’s also a case of excellent PR. Numerous companies have actually boosted their sales revenues and client retention rates by through implementing eco-friendly practices and publicizing this fact.
In some cases, clients are even willing to accept slightly higher costs of doing business if they’re made aware of the fact that your company is honestly attempting to ease the footprint it leaves on the environment.
Given these benefits and the fact that you will be leaving a small but important mark on the world, there is no reason not to adapt at least a few key green strategies in your own start-up or established business. Let’s cover a few.
If you haven’t given your company’s safety policies some careful thought lately, you are making a big mistake. Failure to adhere to prevailing workplace safety guidelines subjects you to legal liability that can cause you to incur fines and leaves your employees at risk for accidents and injuries.
Creating and maintaining a workplace safety plan not only helps to protect a business from lawsuits, it fosters an environment where employees feel valued, knowing that their best interest is being looked after. In assessing your workplace safety plan, think carefully about steps to help prevent accidents as well as procedures to deal with an incident after it occurs. Continue reading
Wellness means being healthy in mind and body. We all know the importance of wellness in the office in that without it performance, productivity and our overall health suffers. Knowing this, the question then becomes, how do I keep myself balanced in the office? We get it, Sarah keeps changing the office thermostat, Marty slurps his coffee and Karen is constantly on the phone speaking at such a high volume the entire office can hear. Despite all of the distractions, it is important to find ways to stay focused and calm, providing stability for both your mind and body. Here are a few tips to remember to help you center your inner chi while at work. Continue reading