Go green! Exploring the organizational factors that influence self-initiated green behavior in the United Arab Emirates
As multinational corporations (MNCs) aim to become more environmentally sensitive, responsible leaders need to create organizational cultures that facilitate green behaviors among their employees. Successfully encouraging green behaviors can enhance an organization's environmental impact and performance. This exploratory study examines the perceptions, attitudes, and values of managers, employees, and academicians in engaging employees in self-initiated green behaviors. The study uses a qualitative method in which three-day workshops were conducted with 40 mixed participants of focus groups from the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. This paper introduces a green behavior model (GBM) based on the "behavior change wheel" (BCW) theoretical framework (Michie, van Stralen, & West, 2011).