Managers are almost always directly related to employees’ desirability to be in the workplace since they are the main ones influencing and leading the team. While this may seem like a lot of pressure for one individual, a manager that constantly looks for ways to make the company and the team better than they were before both financially and materially will experience a more loveable work environment within the company. One of the best ways managers can begin is to start by having office materials geared toward what most of the employees and customers value.
Since many employees are concerned about preserving the environment and doing things that are more “eco” friendly, people will likely value companies that make financial and managerial measures that reduce their carbon footprint for the betterment of planet Earth. Employees also feel valued when managers make strides to find a common agreement on these issues and bring awareness to changes that they are making regarding more eco-friendly decisions.
Start With Office Windows
Managers that may not know where to begin, can start by replacing their office windows with eco-friendly ones. Windows that have multiple layers to preserve room temperature and block harmful UV rays would help make the company’s building more eco-friendly since it costs less to heat and cool the building. In a recent study, an average building that has insulated windows eliminates 1 billion tons worth of CO2 in the atmosphere. Counting the window replacement cost is significant.
Managers that install insulated windows should make the office aware of the change and the benefits of installing these windows. This will help the employees relate the climate issue to their managers and the company.
Getting the Right Climate
However, these windows will not just satisfy employees’ concerns related to climate change, these windows will also help the firm cut back on their energy bill since they help regulate room temperature. This will allow firms to allocate the money they saved and spend it on what best suits the company as a whole and its employees. Even though these windows are pricey for some, firms should examine the pros and cons and ask themselves if it is worth creating a win-win solution for themselves and their hard-working and loyal employees.
Bringing it All Together
Managers that make the effort to purchase these insulated windows will help them make the first step toward making a more desirable work environment for their employees since it creates a common agreement between the employees and the leaders of the firm. Those that could care less about the environment, will still receive the benefits when the firm allocates the capital they saved from their energy bill and invest it into making a more desirable place to work.