The word “epic” is often used to describe something historically important, lasting and complex. However, when VMware CEO, Pat Gelsinger uses the adjective, he is also describing his over 24,000 employees and the collective mission they’re working for. Ironically, this is the word that his employees use to describe his leadership as well.
North American workers value their lunch breaks and feel more engaged and productive when they make the time to take a lunch break every day. At a time when companies are trying to find every little way to maximize the efficiency and productivity of their employees, the workplace norm around lunch breaks needs to be shifted from something that you are only able to do when you have the time, to something that you would be remiss to skip.
We just celebrated Labor Day, when we take the day off to relax and honor the hard work we do all year ‘round. But you shouldn’t have to take a day off work to enjoy yourself. Making work your happy place can go a long way towards improving your health and well-being. In fact, happiness in the workplace has been proven to increase employee engagement, which boosts productivity.
It’s Friday – time for the CSR Scoop, your roundup of the latest ideas, initiatives, and strategies that are driving our businesses and communities towards positive social change. Enjoy this week’s edition, which features articles about employee giving, volunteering time-off, philanthropic trends, those pesky millennials and much, much more.
By Cecily Joseph, Senior Director, Corporate Responsibility
I’m excited to share that our Corporate Responsibility Report for fiscal year 2013 has been published. This annual report provides an opportunity to review our goals from the previous year, acknowledge successes, and reflect on how we can continue to refine our corporate responsibility strategy.