Training Employees in Sustainability and Assessing their Ability to Implement Bottom-up Changes in Companies for the Green Revolution – A Comparative Analysis in Poland and India
Purpose: The purpose of the study was to identify and analyze the opinions of employees from Poland and India on the sustainability training they have received. Design/Methodology/Approach: The study was conducted based on a survey questionnaire, the preparation of which was preceded by preliminary research. The study involved 497 employees of companies from Poland and India. The results of the study were analyzed using Kruskal-Wallis ANOVA and Mann-Whitney U test. Associations between variables were analyzed using the chi^2 test, as well as estimating Spearman's and Kendall's rank correlation coefficients. Findings: The opinions of employees regarding participation in training courses on sustainability and the possibility of grassroots implementation of changes for the green revolution were determined using the example of companies from Poland and India. According to their opinions, there is not enough of these trainings and they have negligible opportunities to implement changes from below. A significant relationship was identified between the number of trainings received by employees on sustainability and their assessment of the sustainability of their company's operations. Practical implication: The results of the study can support managers responsible for sustainability in companies. This is because they will allow them to better recognize how employees evaluate the sustainability training offered to them and their ability to implement changes in their companies from the bottom up for the green revolution. Originality/value: It was found that in India, employees participate in significantly more training than in Poland on sustainability and have more opportunities to implement changes.