Study Shows Workers at "Green" Companies are More Productive

Apparently, environmentalism and economic growth really can go hand in hand. According to a new UCLA study, companies need not fear being hampered down by adopting green practices and standards.

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Workers in companies that do so are found to be 16 percent more productive than the average. The increased worker motivation stems from their appreciation for their workplace. This conclusion was obtains through a series of employee surveys at various companies. They found that green companies also had more advanced employee training than other companies, as well as greater interaction between coworkers.
The study was led by UCLA researcher, Professor Magali Delmas, and Sanja Pekovic from France's University Paris-Dauphine. It is titled "Environmental Standards and Labor Productivity: Understanding the Mechanisms That Sustain Sustainability," and published in the Journal of Organizational Behavior.
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