Employee Engagement: Replace that Tired Old Suggestion Box

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Jun 30, 2011 12:15 PM ET

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Compa…

“Engaged employees are not just committed. They are not just passionate or proud. They have a line-of-sight on their own future and on the organization’s mission and goals. They are enthused and in gear using their talents and discretionary effort to make a difference in their employer’s quest for sustainable business success”.  - Employee Engagement Report   While executive management is often the most noted component of any business success story, it is not the only direction from which leadership comes. Our sustainability consulting finds that business sustainability leaders do not typically wear suits or sit in offices on the top floor. They are the ‘front-line’ employees with the eco awareness and passion to take action to make change.   Demonstrated by countless examples over the year, the surest way toward environmental and business sustainability is to engage an entire workforce from all angles.  Traditional ‘top-down’ approaches typically limit the flow of innovation and inspired action.  In contrast, approaches like Wal-Mart’s personal sustainability projects enable employees to define and implement business sustainability ideas.   The basic concept behind today’s new ‘suggestion box’ is to transform feedback into business sustainability engagement.   Click here to learn more innovative about employee engagement.  

Home to one third of the earth's trees, the Taiga is the largest land-based biosphere and encircles the globe. Its immense oxygen production literally changes the atmosphere and refreshes the planet. It is this continuous renewal that has shaped Taiga Company's vision to drive similar change in the business world. Taiga Company seeks to be the "oxygen for your business".