Making Changes on the Job

If you want to make changes on the job, you certainly can follow your own common sense and try on your own or with co-workers.  If you want to get more sophisticated, be aware that some social scientist and activist have identified certain strategies that will make it more likely that you will be successful in your efforts.  Many principles identified in the selections below are applicable to workplace efforts, though not directly researched or applied that way.  (We will be adding further resources as we find them.) - The resource center on Business, the Environment, and the Bottom Line.  List several resources for green businesses and practices, job links, and green business news.

Tools of Change -- Proven Methods for Promoting Health and Environmental Citizenship

PRINCIPLES FOR PROMOTING SOCIAL CHANGE -- Effective Strategies for Influencing Attitudes and Behaviors (by Neil Wollman, Margaret Lobenstine, Maria Foderaro, & Stephen Stose). The examples used to illustrate the principles described in this article are geared toward particular political causes and persuasions. However, the principles can be applied to the work setting and to whatever issues are applicable to your situation. Any time the principles are applied it will require the user to take some time and creativity to work best.

Quick Reference: Community-Based Social Marketing -- this piece relates to behavioral principles that can be applied to promote sustainable behavior. Suggestions, thus, might be directly relevant to the environmental  practices at your job. General principles might also be applicable in other ways. (Note: You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader to open this file.) File from: [ Fostering Sustainable Behavior ]

Organize Your Workplace -- an article from about the importance of why we should organize our workplace and how we can organize it.

Promoting and managing ethics in the workplace. An article by Carter McNamara provided by Free Management Library located at