The power of incentives and collective action

Posted by Holly Battelle

Oct 28, 2014 1:04:47 PM

The Power of Incentives and Collective ActionHow much is a habit worth? Often, you know you want to make a change, but getting from wanting to build a positive habit, and actually following through, can be really difficult. One way to boost motivation is to use incentives. Gyms for example, offer promotions, but this only incentivizes you to join the gym, not necessarily change your behavior.

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The Real Deal with Sustainability ROI

Posted by Tom Matlack

Oct 24, 2014 4:36:00 PM

The Real Deal with Sustainability ROI

I’ve been the CFO of a billion dollar media business, helped start dozens of venture-backed companies, and I’m a fanatic about proving the numbers.  “Warm and cuddly” initiatives are great, but it doesn’t mean much in a financial context.  I’m all for saving the worldenvironmentally or otherwise—but it has to make business sense first and foremost. 

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Customer Spotlight: NBCUniversal's "Eco Eats" Sweepstakes

Posted by Jenna Taylor

Oct 16, 2014 12:00:00 PM

Customer Spotlight: NBCUniversal's "Eco Eats" SweepstakesAs one of WeSpire’s Customer Success Managers, I get to work side-by-side with our innovative customers to help them launch a customized platform to strengthen employee engagement and meet their corporate goals. While most of our customers cater to their employees, NBCU’s Green is Universal uniquely supports consumers through their WeSpire platform, “One Small Act.” One Small Act is another voice for NBCU’s sustainability efforts, open to the public.

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6 Questions for Andrew Winston, author of "The Big Pivot," on how companies can internally engage in sustainability

Posted by David Taylor

Oct 14, 2014 10:01:00 AM

We recently asked Andrew Winston six questions on the topic of employee engagement, sustainability, and his new book.

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5 Employee Engagement Truths About Millennials

Posted by David Taylor

Oct 7, 2014 11:05:00 AM

5 Employee Engagement Truths About MillennialsMillennials, also known as Gen Y, now make up about 25% of the global workforce, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. With this new generation, comes a new employee mindset that employers will need to understand to maximize productivity and innovation, while avoiding the cost of high turnover rates.  Here are 5 important facts every manager and C-Suite executive should know as they prepare to engage this new workforce:

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Sustainability-focused employee engagement can improve customer experience

Posted by David Taylor

Oct 3, 2014 12:34:00 PM

Sustainability-focused employee engagement can improve customer experienceThe vast majority of global business leaders—some 72 percent according to Forrester Research, Inc.—say that improving the customer experience is a top business priority, "making it one of the most important drivers of business success today.” 

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Why Massachusetts is the most exciting clean-tech cluster in the world

Posted by Susan Hunt Stevens

Sep 30, 2014 11:48:00 AM

Why Massachusetts is the most exciting clean-tech cluster in the worldYesterday, I had the great honor to join Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Maeve Bartlett, and the CEO of MassCEC, Alicia Barton, for a celebration to mark the release of the 2014 Massachusetts Clean Energy Industry Report

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Topics: Insider

5 Ways to Use Game Mechanics in Employee Engagement

Posted by David Taylor

Sep 26, 2014 1:34:00 PM

5 Ways to use Game Mechanics in Employee EngagementIn the last month, major news publications like Forbes, Fast Company, and InformationWeek have all published articles describing the do’s and don’ts of gamification, or the process of incorporating game mechanics into everyday life. Although a difficult topic to define clearly, one writer claims the main objective of gamification is to make “reality suck a whole lot less.” Another warns leaders to do their research because “the concept is also surrounded by myth.” One thing they all agree on is that games and gamification are not the same.

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Topics: WeSpire Labs

Employee Engagement: Small Actions = Big Savings

Posted by Holly Battelle

Sep 23, 2014 2:22:00 PM

Small Actions = Big ImpactThe dogs days of summer have just ended, making it an opportune time for a quick summer recap as we get ready to pull out our fall wardrobes and eat and drink everything pumpkin flavored. So what are the biggest sustainability trends in employee engagement we saw this summer? Of the 20 actions that generated the biggest waste, water, emissions, fuel and energy savings, 60% were commuting and travel related. Whether at work, or at the beach, WeSpire users are making a significant impact. To begin, let’s take a look at travel-related actions of employees using WeSpire’s platform:

During summer, it’s a little more enticing to get out of the car and take public transportation, walk, or bike to work – and together, these three actions generated about $7 in environmental savings per user – that’s in addition to the gas money saved! [Note: all numbers are generated from WeSpire’s proprietary Impact and Savings Report, which aggregates each individuals’ environmental impact – energy, fuel, emissions, water and waste – from corporate employee engagement programs. For more information on how these numbers are calculated, see our Methodology page.]

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Corporate volunteering: A quadruple win for employees

Posted by Krisztina Pjezka

Sep 12, 2014 12:01:00 PM

Corporate volunteering: A quadruple-win for employeesCorporate volunteerism has been linked to increased job satisfaction, employee engagement and retention rates, and improved brand reputation. Consequently, many companies such as Demos have hailed these programs a “triple win,” as not just the communities, but the participating employees and companies also reap the benefits of corporate volunteerism. However, all these benefits suggest that the warm, fuzzy feeling from helping others is sufficient motivation for your employees. What about those of us who need to know there’s something in it for us? What if we're looking for that quadruple win?

More skills to pay the bills

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