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Employees: Want To ‘Do Good’

[ 0 ] Aug. 17, 2011 | SBO Editor

Recent research by Ante Glavas and Matt Bloom, management professors at the University of Notre Dame, suggests environmentally responsible business practices offer another, previously overlooked benefit: satisfied and engaged employees.

The findings: As far as motivating factors go, money or other traditional carrots often aren’t enough; employees also want to feel that they’re part of a company that does good in the world. “We’re finding that one of the best ways companies can create productive and engaged employees is to offer them a way to bring their values to work,” says Glavas. “The more they embed social and environmental values and missions into their business, the more successful they’ll be at creating a contented workforce.”

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