12 Apr '11, 3pm

Best Buy's Sustainability Secret is Wearing a Blue Shirt

Best Buy's Sustainability Secret is Wearing a Blue Shirt

Of course, all CEOs mouth platitudes about how people are their company's most valuable asset. Brian is different, I think, because of where he came from -- he began his career at Best Buy as a salesman, 26 years ago. "This is personal to me," he says. He knows that selling boxes isn't a glamorous job. "Working in retail is tough," he says. "It's the monotony." So he wants to help Best Buy's people to connect their work to a larger mission that matters to them. He told a story about a Mexican-American worker in Las Vegas who wants to help his relatives get hired as Best Buy expands into Mexico, and another about a woman who used Skype connections to talk with her husband, a soldier stationed overseas.

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2011/04/12/best-buy-sustaina...

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