Workers Are Less Likely to Go Green in the Office

Workers Are Less Likely to Go Green in the Office

Workers Are Less Likely to Go Green in the Office

Cash Flow  57% of employees say they save at least $21 a day when they work from home.

It seems that employees behave in far more environmentally friendly ways when working from home than they do in the office, according to a recent survey from TeamViewer. They're more likely to save on paper and power when telecommuting, and they recycle more frequently, findings show. As for the biggest offenders? Look no further than our bosses, survey participants say, as midlevel and senior managers are more likely to use more paper than they need. So why do workers seem to do a "greener" job at home? It could simply boil down to personal finance, as paper and power consumption have a direct impact on household expenses. Clearly, many professionals aren't quite as motivated to conduct the same environmentally friendly practices in the corporate office, since it's not coming out of their pocket. (Sounds like an opportunity for a cost-savings incentive rewards program.) The survey also breaks down practices between men and women, and, across the board, female employees demonstrate greater willingness to recycle and reduce energy and paper waste. An estimated 500 American office workers took part in the TeamViewer research.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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