at least when it comes to energy conservation. According to a recent study in the UK of 1,000 employees, most employees are much better at conserving energy at home than in the workplace. This includes switching off lights (94 percent to 66 percent), and turning off PCs (85 vs. 53), among other, very British, questions such as boiling just enough water for a single cuppa (54 vs. 10)
Surprising? Not really. What is surprising is that half of the respondents said that their companies don't care about environmental issues. Here's where the savvy really kicked in; for example, 75 percent pointed out that their companies recycle paper, but don't use recycled paper themselves. Or the fact that 75 percent of them have access to double sided printers, but only 25 percent were given training on how to use them.
I see this type of response all the time, companies think they are doing something, but their efforts are far outpaced by workers' expectations, producing nothing but backfire. Close the loop - if you are going to recycle paper, use recycled paper. If you are going to print double-sided, show employees how to do it.