Eco Friendly Workplace

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Published on July 28, 2009

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Presenter: Kyra Cavanaugh, President, Life Meets Work

Find the hidden gem in your eco-initiative. Hear how companies and governments across the country are shrinking their carbon footprint with flexible workforce strategies such as telecommuting, compressed workweeks, and alternative shift scheduling. We'll discuss benefits to the environment and your bottom line.

The Emerald Office: Eco-Friendly Workforce Strategies Kendall College May 18, 2009

Goals for this workshop To demonstrate how flexible workforce strategies support green and corporate sustainability goals To discuss practical ways to implement and optimize flex work programs What is your goal for today? ©Life Meets Work, 2009

To demonstrate how flexible workforce strategies support green and corporate sustainability goals

To discuss practical ways to implement and optimize flex work programs

What is your goal for today?

Going Green Corporate Sustainability ©Life Meets Work, 2009 Outperformed peers by 72%

Going Green

Corporate Sustainability

Alternative Workforce Strategies Part-time Condensed workweeks Teleworking Alternative Shift Scheduling Flex start and end times Summer hours Job sharing ©Life Meets Work, 2009

Part-time

Condensed workweeks

Teleworking

Alternative Shift Scheduling

Flex start and end times

Summer hours

Job sharing

Impact of alternative workforce strategies ©Life Meets Work, 2009

Impact of alternative workforce strategies ©Life Meets Work, 2009

Impact of alternative workforce strategies ©Life Meets Work, 2009

Case Studies 4-day workweek 13% across 900 govt office buildings Looking for inefficiencies to save more Challenge: how to turn off massive HVAC systems on Fridays business travel by 10% per employee in 2008 Saved $92M and 17,000 metric tons of CO2 ©Life Meets Work, 2009 Ranked #3 in Forbes 20% of Fairfax public employees using AWS traffic in the county by 6%

4-day workweek

13% across 900 govt office buildings

Looking for inefficiencies to save more

Challenge: how to turn off massive HVAC systems on Fridays

business travel by 10% per employee in 2008

Saved $92M and 17,000 metric tons of CO2

Open Work program Saves over $70M/yr in real estate costs, Reduced 31,000 tons of greenhouse gases (23%) from 2002-2007 Wants to reduce another 20% by 2015 Case Studies ©Life Meets Work, 2009

Open Work program

Saves over $70M/yr in real estate costs,

Reduced 31,000 tons of greenhouse gases (23%) from 2002-2007

Wants to reduce another 20% by 2015

Can you guess? 10 additional benefits of flexible work programs for organizations ©Life Meets Work, 2009

10 additional benefits of flexible work programs for organizations

AWS sustains corporate performance 60% of teleworkers are less likely to look for another job. --2008 Clean Air Campaign study 87% of employees and managers agreed telecommuters’ productivity improved or stayed the same. --2008 Study by National Science Foundation Teleworkers were more engaged and had more favorable opinions of senior management. --2008 study of 10,000 workers by Kenexa Research Institute ©Life Meets Work, 2009

60% of teleworkers are less likely to look for another job.

--2008 Clean Air Campaign study

87% of employees and managers agreed telecommuters’ productivity improved or stayed the same.

--2008 Study by National Science Foundation

Teleworkers were more engaged and had more favorable opinions of senior management.

--2008 study of 10,000 workers by Kenexa Research Institute

Alternative workforce strategies Concerns? Obstacles? Here are five big ones… ©Life Meets Work, 2009

Concerns?

Obstacles?

Here are five big ones…

Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results. George S. Patton ©Life Meets Work, 2009

Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.

George S. Patton

Setting up flexible work teams Approach A: Create a proposal Offers flexible work options to eligible team members. Start with pilot program for 3-6 months Evaluate Approach B: Allow entire organization, department, or team to work flexibly. Team establishes and agrees to rules Everyone signs a Flexible Work Agreement Review and resign every six months ©Life Meets Work, 2009

Approach A:

Create a proposal

Offers flexible work options to eligible team members.

Start with pilot program for 3-6 months

Evaluate

Approach B:

Allow entire organization, department, or team to work flexibly.

Team establishes and agrees to rules

Everyone signs a Flexible Work Agreement

Review and resign every six months

Managing flexible work teams Five Key Components: Execute a Virtual Teams Agreement Create a sense of place Communicate deliberately Set goals and track performance Choose the right people ©Life Meets Work, 2009

Five Key Components:

Execute a Virtual Teams Agreement

Create a sense of place

Communicate deliberately

Set goals and track performance

Choose the right people

Your management style matters Trust vs. Control ? ? Where do you fit? ©Life Meets Work, 2009

Trust vs. Control

?

?

Where do you fit?

Call us to continue the conversation Kyra Cavanaugh President, Life Meets Work lifemeetswork.com 888-462-5691 [email_address] ©Life Meets Work, 2009

Kyra Cavanaugh

President, Life Meets Work

lifemeetswork.com

888-462-5691

[email_address]

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