Be patient and encouraging with your staff
When you’re trying to get your staff on board to reduce your energy bills, remember to be patient – ingrained habits take time to unlearn.
Encourage your employees in a very positive way. When you get a lower energy bill, make sure to thank and reward them for the result.
Mittagong RSL, NSW
One of the ways Mittagong RSL saved 30% a year on energy was by appointing a third party to conduct a staff engagement process.
“This brought staff on board and gave them insight as to why this path was taken and what the goals were from a business point of view,” said Manager Daniel Marmont. To keep staff motivated, management gives regular updates on savings so they are aware of the positive impact of their actions.
Richmond Bakery, TAS
“We are encouraging our staff to develop ideas on how we can become more energy efficient in the business,” said Richmond Bakery owner David Kay.
“Staff then feel more responsible about the business and enjoy it being part of their lives.” Richmond Bakery saved $1,600 a year with this and other energy efficiency measures.