Proud to be ‘power smart’
A very interesting research conducted recently has found its way into our blog space of CSR this time. This study comes as a fitting support to our cause of Using Electricity Wisely. While in the last blog, we shared about how leaders at AnyLinuxWork were setting good examples, this time lets explore how has this cause influenced our employees.
The aforesaid study by Kenexa Research Institute (KRI), a provider of business solutions for human resources, reveals that three out of every five employees in India want to work for socially responsible organizations. It has suggested that an organization’s participation in corporate responsibility and environmentally friendly business practices has a significant influence on employee engagement and business outcomes.
The research has outlined a few key points on the impact of CSR on employees: 1. Employees feel a sense of pride in their organization. 2. Having a CSR adds to their overall satisfaction and possibility of recommending it as a good work place. 3. Employees stay longer in such organizations. 4. CSR plays a key role in attracting employees to an organization.
AnyLinuxWork is proud to share that our employees’ attitude is no less different from the results of the above research. The way they have emulated IO leaders is evident from little things that they practice everyday at the workplace. One of the major reasons why our employees have happily embraced the CSR is because of the IO philosophy of practicing before preaching. Two, IO always takes into account the views of the employees before implementing CSR policies. IO employees share how they have adopted certain habits that contribute into the cause of Using Electricity Wisely. Says an executive – “Using electricity wisely is not just a company obligation to me, it has become my habit. I always turn off the charging switch as soon as the mobile shows full battery.” This is simple yet effective. Many Nokia and Motorola users would have noticed that the phone auto-generates a message when the battery is full.
The habit of using electricity wisely has already traveled to the homes of many of the employees. Another employee shares, “I have started using CFL bulbs at home that save up to 30% of electricity.” Many others testify that they feel extremely delighted to be part of such an initiative and it has added to their ‘pride’ factor in AnyLinuxWork. While Earth Hour is being observed periodically, at AnyLinuxWork using electricity has become a part of life. Please do share your own ‘power smart’ ideas with us.