Sustainability has become a concept with several moving parts, and it's not always easy to know where to start or how to identify whether your sustainability efforts within your business are successful.
Fortunately, we have tools now that can help us track progress on sustainability efforts for companies.
With that being said, here are a few steps a leader can take to ensure their team makes a big impact.
Identify your needs.
You need to get clear on what you want from your team if you want them to be more involved. What are the goals and values that guide your organization's sustainable efforts? Your team needs to be aware of these things because they can then make decisions that align with the broader vision for the company.
Set measurable goals you can track.
Your team might be more enthusiastic about sustainability if you show them the tangible results of their work by setting measurable goals. Quantifiable goals can help motivate your team, ultimately leading to better overall performance.
One of the many reasons people fail at doing something big is because they set large and unrealistic expectations. The truth is if you want your team to get on board with sustainability, the best approach is to be strategic about it and take it in small parts. For example, set a large overarching goal for the year and set small milestones to get to it.
We all know sustainability is a huge factor in our world today, which is why from a business perspective, it's imperative to make sustainability a priority for your team.