Everyone knows how hard it can be to replace an undesirable habit with a good one. Habits take time to form, and they can take just as long to break. According to Psychology Today, people often fail to break unwanted habits because their goals aren’t specific enough, or they haven’t truly faced up to the fact that change is difficult.
Last year, Eartheasy ran a four-week sustainability challenge that gave employees the opportunity to think about some of their less-than-sustainable habits and change them for the better. The result? Our employees knew a lot about sustainability, but they still had improvements to make in their day-to-day activities. Thanks to their dedication and willingness to try new things, we learned that employers have a big role to play in encouraging sustainable habits—at work and at home.
The Role of the Workplace in Promoting Sustainable Behavior
According to the American Time Use Survey, the average employed American spends 8.8 hours per day taking part in work-related activities. That’s one of the reasons new companies like WeSpire work with businesses to promote a sustainable…