Eco Friendly Workplace

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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.

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  • 1. The Emerald Office: Eco-Friendly Workforce Strategies Kendall College May 18, 2009
  • 2. 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
  • 3.
    • Going Green
    • Corporate Sustainability
    ©Life Meets Work, 2009 Outperformed peers by 72%
  • 4. Alternative Workforce Strategies
    • Part-time
    • Condensed workweeks
    • Teleworking
    • Alternative Shift Scheduling
    • Flex start and end times
    • Summer hours
    • Job sharing
    ©Life Meets Work, 2009
  • 5. Impact of alternative workforce strategies ©Life Meets Work, 2009
  • 6. Impact of alternative workforce strategies ©Life Meets Work, 2009
  • 7. Impact of alternative workforce strategies ©Life Meets Work, 2009
  • 8. 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%
  • 9.
    • 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
  • 10. Can you guess?
    • 10 additional benefits of flexible work programs for organizations
    ©Life Meets Work, 2009
  • 11. 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
  • 12. Alternative workforce strategies
    • Concerns?
    • Obstacles?
    • Here are five big ones…
    ©Life Meets Work, 2009
  • 13.
    • 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
  • 14. 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
  • 15. 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
  • 16. Your management style matters
    • Trust vs. Control
    • ?
    • ?
    • Where do you fit?
    ©Life Meets Work, 2009
  • 17. Call us to continue the conversation
    • Kyra Cavanaugh
    • President, Life Meets Work
    • lifemeetswork.com
    • 888-462-5691
    • [email_address]
    ©Life Meets Work, 2009