posts tagged with Study

Let's Be Social at Work

No, I’m not talking about hosting an ice cream or pizza get together in the breakroom. Even though an ice cream sundae with strawberries, chocolate and whip cream does sound good. Excuse me, I digress. Nor am I talking about a dance in the company’s cafeteria. “Social at work” is about providing employees with social media tools to enhance collaboration (particularly across silos and geographies), decision-making, transparency, participation in initiatives and innovation.

Only 8 years old and already a FedEx team member: The unusual story of Nick from Germany

Let me start from the beginning. In the summer, Nick lives in Northern Germany but to make sure they have enough food for the winter, his family, his friends and many other storks fly South. Some of them go to Spain, others fly over the Bosporus and the Sinai Peninsula all the way to Africa. After filling their bellies along their journey in the Savanna, on fields and mountains of rubbish, they rest up a little bit before returning to Germany.

Their trips are always very exciting and full of adventure. The Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU) in Germany thinks so too. That´s why they´ve been studying them for three years now. The experts from NABU watch their travel route and check out their habits to find out more, for example, about climate change. We at FedEx think this is a great idea and so we support NABU in Germany. And VOILÀ! This is how Nick ended up at FedEx.

Yale Report Explores Environmental Impact of Trade

yale-study.jpg ...“One notable finding is that a subset of developing countries, such as China, India, and Mexico, have experienced trade growth while also decreasing their greenhouse gas emissions per unit of GDP.”

This is encouraging, and it tends to support the idea that trade, and the economic growth that goes with it, increases the capacity of countries to improve their environmental performance. It also reminds me of our work on Access, which includes a great deal of data analysis...

Quarterbacks, Receivers and Best Practices in an Evolving Media Landscape

I grew up playing sports and although I specialized in track and field, most major league sports were met with flattery and amateur imitation in my house.  I recall growing up in a small suburb in St. Louis, Missouri and enjoying Monday night football games after grade school with my big brother over a hot bowl of chili.  It was then I begin to develop an admiration for my big brother’s skill for calling and reading plays.