Busy. Is this business byword a badge of honour, a sign of how important someone is, or a symptom of an inefficient and unproductive workplace culture? Everyone is busy. Workplace conversations – either between co-workers, suppliers or clients – usually include mention of how busy we all are. But does this busyness actually mean that we provide results for our organisations?
Organisations are stronger and more productive when employees perform at their best. It sounds logical, but too often, performance gets confused with putting in the hours. Working longer and harder is traditionally considered an achievement, which means operational efficiency isn’t always front of mind.
Repairing reputational damage when a member of the public or workforce has been injured, either due to an accident or negligence, can take years. News of such incidents that are in the public interest travel much faster these days, thanks to social media.
Natural wind consumes the lion’s share of renewable energy investments in the UK. Between 2010 and 2014, £14.6 billion was invested, with a further £20 billion expected until 2020.
Consequently, renewables have already shown the ability to contribute 25% of the UK’s energy mix. In 2015, green energy generated more electricity than nuclear and coal for an entire quarter.
Business reputations can take years, decades to build, but only moments to ruin. Recovery can take a long time, and cost a small fortune. With a 24/7 news cycle and social media, brand damage travels faster than ever.
Some of the worst industrial disasters in history, such as the Deepwater Horizon or Exxon Valdez oil spills, Fukushima, Chernobyl, and the Three Mile Island accident have a lasting impact on the lives of hundreds, even thousands of people. Continue Reading…
Renewable energy is increasingly popular across Europe and the rest of the world. In the UK alone, renewables – wind, solar, bioenergy – account for 20% of the UK’s energy mix. In 2015, green energy generated more electricity than nuclear and coal for a whole quarter.
Indeed, the now-historic Paris climate deal, signed at the COP 21: UN climate change conference in December 2015, could not have taken place if countries and private industry weren’t already committed to renewable energy. Continue Reading…