The Newest Secret to Happier Employees
June 14, 2011 § Leave a comment
In this groundbreaking piece of research, the findings are clear: As far as motivation goes, money and the usual carrots often aren’t enough; employees want to feel that they’re part of a company that stands for something in society.
Recent research by Ante Glavas and Matt Bloom, management professors at the University of Notre Dame, suggests that environmentally responsible businesses satisfy and engage employees- a benefit that green companies had previously overlooked.
“We’re finding that one of the best ways companies can create productive and engaged employees is to offer them a way to bring their values to work,” says Glavas. “The more they embed social and environmental values and missions into their business, the more successful they’ll be at creating a contented workforce.”