Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Greenest Awards in the World!

Rideau is doing its best to be socially responsible and green.

My brother Stephen heads up our CSR initiatives and some of his projects were recently featured in a French business weekly.

Anyways, the other day I had a meeting with a few of Rideau’s techies and the conversation turned to some of these green initiatives both internal and external. One of my young colleagues had a very interesting idea… he felt the best way of going green was to eliminate awards and use verbal praise in its place. That might be a bit radical for some, but it sheds an interesting light onto how Gen Y thinks.

Verbal praise is important. Use it!