Going Green? Ditching the Office to Save Money and the Planet
We all have a responsibility to our business but what about our responsibilities to the planet?
So many businesses opted to ditch the office or downsize in the last couple of years, but have you considered the benefits to both your business and the planet if you choose to go fully remote?
With a bespoke cloud-based CRM solution, you could enable your team to work fully remotely while having all the tools they need for customer calls, reporting and more in one place. So let’s take a look at how ditching the office could help save you money while also saving the planet…
Less Space and Resources Required
By taking up less physical space, your business automatically needs to consume fewer resources. Without an office, you don’t need to worry about heating or lighting a space. This will also help limit waste by leaving spaces unoccupied, say if someone isn’t working a particular day – there’s no unused space where they would normally be.
No More Waste
Offices produce a lot of waste. Whether that’s use of lots of common stationary, pens, paper and the like, or things like food wrappers. With everyone taking responsibility for their own waste in their own space, you can ensure your businesses impact on waste production is limited.
A Smaller Carbon Footprint
Because everyone in your business will be able to work from any location, there’s less of a necessity on commuting. Even public transport, the considered greener option in place of individual car use, contributes towards greenhouse gas emissions. Working remotely gives your team the option to work at home most days if they choose, so they don’t need to travel for work.
So it’s easy to see how a remote office can benefit the planet in this trying time. And there are plenty of other benefits you could see to your business…
The Business Benefits
Choosing to go with a remote office will see your business going green in more ways than one. You’ll make an instant saving by removing the often steep costs of maintaining an office. Not only that, but having a remote office means you don’t have to stop seeking just local talent – you can find people to join your team both near and far now that you’re no longer limited by location.
In addition to the green benefits and the cost benefits of a remote office, you’ll also be delighted to see an increase in productivity from your team. Yes, without the distractions of an office space, such as loud colleagues or impromptu meetings, most workers find remote working to be a blessing for productivity.
So if you’re a business owner that cares about the planet and wants to see a boost in productivity (and profit), perhaps it’s time to consider a green, remote office. With a cloud-based CRM you can easily do just that.