Monthly Archives: June 2011
Changing attitudes and behaviour within an organisation is not easy. It can be particularly challenging when trying to implement environmental initiatives. This is because environmental ideas are often championed by a lone voice in the organisation with very little senior management support and no budget.
Sensible changes such as removing personal bins to promote better recycling practices or restricting local control of thermostats to ensure better efficiency and optimum comfort levels are misconstrued as unnecessary or disruptive to the business and met with resistance from staff.
Even when practical steps are supported by staff such as switch off campaigns for lights and personal IT equipment; implementation and adoption rates are low because of poor habits. This is particularly relevant in an organisation where personal responsibility for the work environment is devolved.