How to Increase Your Employee Buy-in [2020]

Employees having a meeting and smiling

Increasing your employee buy-in may sound exciting and simple to accomplish, but in reality, for most organizations – it isn’t as easy to execute it to the targeted level.

With the scattered buzzwords of “employee engagement” or “employee buy-in”  and what those pretty word connections truly stand for – we must ask ourselves this one question.  

Why do we even need to keep our employees engaged? That is, especially, when Josh from HR always delivers on time and Helen from marketing goes prior to the assigned deadline. 

If the management of your enterprise operations seems to be running “just fine”, why even waste time on the unnecessary performance evaluations of your internal stakeholders?…

Why Transparency and Inclusivity are the keys to Successful Leadership

Water drop to show transparency in sustainability business

What is a successful leader?

It can be difficult to define in words exactly what makes a good leader. Like some things, you know it when you see it as much as you notice the absence of good leadership when it is missing. Successful leadership is about driving and fulfilling a vision. It takes action and is capable of inspiring others to work towards and achieve the same goals that the leader envisions.

Productive and efficient leadership can be about so much more than directing the workflow traffic where those below are subservient to the demands of those above, but rather can benefit from maximizing the potential of all team members involved.  A successful leader is able to bring together the different skills and perspectives of a team and encourage them to identify and work towards their shared goals

The damaging effects of poor leadership

In the same way as most people can point to times that they were inspired and driven by strong leadership,  we all have at some point experienced working with a leader with the opposite traits, and the negative effects this can have on our own performance.…

Don’t get lost in the Sustainability Wild West

The Top 4 Priorities That Will Make Your Office More Sustainable

There seems to be no way around it. In the light of climate change and increased environmental degradation, we have to make some drastic changes. Let’s start with our daily surroundings: the office. We are here to make your life easier. Based on science and the current state of affairs, we have ranked the most impactful sustainability tips into 4 priorities. 

A quick online search will give you a wide array of sustainable suggestions, ranging from office supplies such as staple-free staplers to recycled trash bins, eco-friendly paper cups, sustainable air conditioner units, going paperless, and changing to LED light bulbs.

Why should your company integrate SDGs in the business strategy?

Everyday companies face challenges that can compromise or elevate their status as a brand. Innovation and hearing the needs of the consumers is vital to the growth of businesses. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), can be the means through which organizations can bring positive impact not only to society but also to the companies’ business models. They can empower you to reconsider and rethink your company, products and services in terms of the effects on people and the planet. Therefore, allowing you to innovate to stay relevant.

In the following interview with Mia Negru, our co-founder and revenue officer, you will get a better grasp of the importance of including the SDGs in your organization and the related benefits it brings.

Doing Business with an Impact – Above Borders

New Perspectives That Bring Growth

Above Borders is a Copenhagen-based travel company that leads tours in countries considered to be isolated and not typically travelled to by tourists. Their work is geared towards expanding new perspectives and helping people understand cultures other than the narrative that the media negatively portrays.

Can you tell me about yourself and your business? And what exactly do you do?

My name is Jonas Andersen. I’m the founder of Above Borders which is a travel company that arranges tours to some of the world’s most isolated destinations. As of now, we have tours in North Korea and Turkmenistan, with more destinations to come.

Doing Business with an Impact – Copenhagen Charity Week

Copenhagen Charity Week LogoThe fashion industry is one of the biggest polluters in the world. Therefore, we wanted to see what companies can do in order to change this trend. So, our next participant in the blog campaign ‘Doing business with an impact’ is Laura Petersen, the founder of Copenhagen Charity Week (CCW). They create a bridge between fashion companies and sustainability through a digital platform for NPOs. Their activity is strongly based on SDG 12 Responsible consumption and production while bringing a whole new vision to the industry.

Tell me about your business. What do you do?

The company is called Copenhagen Charity Week, and it provides a digital platform for non-profit organizations to participate in biannual charity weeks.