30 Jan '12, 11pm

Hitting the Sweet Spot of Employees, Innovation & Sustainability

Hitting the Sweet Spot of Employees, Innovation & Sustainability

"Everyone in this room is sitting on millions of dollars of untapped value -- your employees." So said Ellen Weinreb, the managing director of the Weinreb Group (and the creator of the Talent Show blog on GreenBiz.com), during a One Great Idea presentation at this morning's GreenBiz Forum in San Francisco. The core of her presentation is the simple fact that tapping in to the massive -- and often wasted -- resource of employee ideas can provide a win-win-win for companies of every size: increasing employees' job satisfaction, saving money and reducing your environmental impacts. Employee insights are especially valuable when it comes to the innovation process -- a concept that was echoed in eBay CEO John Donahoe's conversation with Joel Makower at the Forum. "From the employees' perspective, tapping them for their perspectives drives their satisfaction," Weinreb told the a...

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