As thoughts turn to Spring and the changing of the seasons, we are seeing many of our clients looking at the need to engage with their employees, customers and other stakeholders to effect sustainable culture change within their organisations.
Moving your business forward and keeping it sustainable is vital in today’s environment and engaging with all your stakeholders is the first step along the journey in ensuring that your business transforms.
This week it was announced that figures suggest 5,000 fetuses and babies die every year as a result of mums smoking during pregnancy. And it is claimed it can cost the NHS annually up to £64m for problems in mothers and up to £23.5m for infants.
But a new study suggests financial incentives, in the form of shopping vouchers, can motivate pregnant women to quit the habit. Women who were offered the shopping vouchers were significantly more likely to quit smoking (23%) than those in the control group (9%).