SOURCE: Genesys Conferencing

December 11, 2007 14:08 ET

Green Workplace for the Holidays

Genesys Customer Survey Says Only 30% of Respondents Plan Special Office Energy Savings

VIENNA, VA--(Marketwire - December 11, 2007) - EWire -- Genesys Conferencing (Euronext Eurolist C: FR0004270270), a global multi-media collaboration service leader, today released the results of a recent survey of more than 15,000 users among its Global 1000 customers, to gain insight into how companies are creating Green programs to address special opportunities around the holiday vacation season. The survey showed that while more than half of the companies polled have year-round green programs, few have instituted special procedures to take advantage of sparsely populated offices during the second half of December.

The survey also painted a picture of a highly committed workforce. More than half of vacationers plan to do some office related work from home. And nearly half said that they would be even more inclined to keep in contact with co-workers back at the office if they had the ability to participate in virtual web conferences from home during their time off.

Survey Findings

--  More than half of respondents (58%) say that their company has put
    policies in place to help preserve our natural environment.
    
--  Less than one third of respondents (30%) believe that their company
    has special holiday related energy efficiency programs to take advantage of
    sparsely populated offices.
    
--  More than half (62%) plan to take vacation days to extend their
    holiday time off.
    
--  More than half (55%) plan to do some office related work on their
    holiday vacation days.
    
--  Nearly half (44%) say they would be more likely to work during the
    holidays if they could participate in work meetings virtually from home, on
    web conference calls.
    

"Companies are becoming increasingly committed to year-round green programs, but they haven't yet realized what additional opportunities exist when only half their employees are in the office during the holiday period," said Denise Persson, Executive Vice President Marketing, Genesys Conferencing. "Creating a Greener workplace for the Holidays can be a communal company effort that instills pride and encourages teamwork. We asked our customers for their favorite Green Holiday workplace tips and are sharing some that any company can easily put in place."

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