Staff engagement - The benefits of engaging staff

Your business can benefit from encouraging staff involvement.

Overview

The key to a successful energy management program could well be your staff

In any business, keen, motivated staff help your company succeed. You may be one of only a few people in your organisation responsible for monitoring your company’s energy use, but you need everyone working together to make real progress towards your energy savings goals. Watch our videos to find out how some of New Zealand’s leading businesses have involved their staff to make better use of the energy they use, and how everyone has benefited as a result.

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Staff Engagement - The benefits of engaging staff in energy management 

In any business, keen, motivated staff help your company succeed. 

You may be one of only a few people in your organisation responsible for monitoring your company’s energy use.

But energy management can’t be the responsibility of one or two people – you need everyone working together to make real progress towards your energy savings goals.

People are a key asset.  They are responsible for running your business day-to-day, and hold valuable knowledge that can help you get the job done. 

Tapping into their knowledge will improve the way your organisation operates, make them feel more valued, and lead to energy savings and improved safety.

Empowering your people to get involved in how the shop floor operates is a great way to improve what you do, and makes for a happier, more productive work environment.

Leon ClewsOperatons Manager – Facilities and Engineering - Capital & Coast DHB

Staff are incredibly positive, they saw it as an opportunity to move away from technologies that were a hindrance and an interruption…being able to plan maintenance activities as opposed to react to maintenance activities… the ability to do something new…and be involved in project work which was complex as opposed to the mundane.

Well implemented staff engagement programmes can deliver significant energy savings, but evidence shows that

  • People who work in energy efficient environments are more productive and innovative
  • Engaged employees perform at a higher level, and tend to have fewer accidents at work

This can make your company more profitable, and improve your reputation as a great place to work.

Leon Clews - A number of staff have really popped out and shone and become stars in the team through just getting in, digging deep, getting it done. We had to do this in a live operational environment with theatres, neo-natal intensive care units, normal intensive care units, delivery suites, and we effectively changed over the entire building of control systems, fully occupied with 400+ patients.

Leon Clews - That’s the bottom line really, is that we’re here to make sure that we’re providing an environment that works for our patients.

 

At EECA Business, we’ve got the tools to help get you started. We’ve developed a Staff Engagement ‘Toolbox’ – a set of checklists, guides and templates. You can download these for free, to help you develop your own staff engagement programme.

No matter what business you’re in, actively engaging staff in energy management will improve the wider results and benefits of your energy management programme.
Get in touch with us at eeca business do g o v t dot en zed

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