Sustainability – Ensuring the Health of Your Organization

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Dec 1, 2010 10:01 AM ET

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

When you think of sustainability in the workplace, do your thoughts immediately go to the ‘green’: recycling, energy efficiency, paperless office?  Or do you think of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)?  An often forgotten aspect of a sustainable business is a healthy organization.  Business sustainability and organizational health go hand-in-hand.  

Did you know that over 20% of today’s workforce has taken time off for stress-related illness?  Despite its reputation in the business world, stress is not exclusive to high level executives.  For the everyday employee, work-life can be hard, especially when the monotony of the work overshadows motivation.     Our professional consulting has observed that the companies who excel organizationally, are those who step outside the traditional business structure to add innovative thinking to their long-term business sustainability plans.  We find that executives who continuously assess and reassess the needs of their internal stakeholders are often more in touch with their workforce.  Lets face it, today’s employees are looking for more than just the ‘green’ in their paycheck.   According to a recent report, there is a clear correlation between engagement, retention, and productivity.  An effective employee management strategy is based on an understanding of this direct link to employee engagement.  Several of the most common and universal practices found to improve job satisfaction include: click here to continue reading.  

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".