Good to hear that people in high places (and on the ground) are pursuing the same sustainability training goals as we are at 100 Ways in 100 Days.
Our founder Sue met with someone yesterday who works for a Government department.
One of its remits this year is to galvanise business of all shapes and sizes (who haven’t yet started planning for Net Zero) to do so. At pace.
The brief to its delivery partners stresses the words ‘NET ZERO’ no fewer than 13 times on one page of A4… The woman suggested: “This speaks reams about how seriously they are taking this right now”.
She explained however that most organisations they’ve talked to say they face a raft of challenges in doing anything about it, namely, they:
– Are worried about the time commitment – everyone’s SO time poor
– Don’t know where to start, what to do – or who to go to, to make it all happen
– Feel that the best way forward would be modular training, but again, they’re scratching their heads on what to look for – and where
That, as it turns out, is music to our ears, here at 100 Ways Towers. Because it almost identically matches what our own market research has told us.
In fact, responses to our outreach to employer organisations report that:
– They may be tackling the bigger, tangible ESG issues (such as decarbonisation) at a high level, but are not sure where to start with bringing colleagues along on the journey
– They may lack a strategy to do this
– Or lack the expertise and manpower to create and implement activity themselves
– Or be unsure where to find the right partner
– And have no or limited knowledge and tools to monitor progress
– Their workforce are time-pressured / overwhelmed with messages, with an often patchy response to internal comms
– There may be a perceived lack of purpose within the organisation
– Post-Covid: the ‘Big Resignation’ is giving huge concern about how to engage employees more generally
But, the good news is that 100 Ways in 100 Days™ ticks all these boxes. And more.
Our fun and engaging, behaviour changing employee sustainability e-learning programme is proven to engage employees. And save money too!
Typical light hearted, but super-achievable AND academically robust hints and nuggets include: ‘Ban the Biro’ (ways to do away with [unrecyclable] plastic pens and find alternative ways to channel your inner Hemingway) – see pic; ‘Love Your Leftovers’ (and other anti-food waste hacks, including re-imagining stale bread and reviving wilted salad leaves) and ‘Wear Your Oldest Clothes to Work Day’ (turning your back on the damaging effects of fast fashion and having fun with evergreen classics, cool vintage or comfy old favourites).
As one employer organisation reported:
“100 Ways in 100 Days really brought teams cross functionally together, debating ways to both make their own personal contribution to protecting our planet but also engaging in business practice improvements.
“All in all, a great experience. I’d highly recommend it to other businesses looking to engage their employees and drive their sustainability agenda.”
Do get in touch to hear more!