Staying Home: How Remote Working Can Benefit Business and the Planet
In the early days of the pandemic a popular topic was how much the environment seemed to be recovering, with us all being indoors. People are now beginning to return to work, and some of us have been working remotely throughout this period. However, is it possible that those of us that have been working remotely could keep up that trend? After all working remotely and green living go hand in hand.
Can remote working be just as beneficial for your business as it is for the planet?
Reducing the Burden on the Planet
It’s great that people have started to notice our impact on the planet, particularly noticing the recovery of the environment during our relatively short lockdown period. So let’s run with that, and continue to look at ways we can reduce our impact on the planet through remote working and remote offices.
Aside from the professional benefits, such as increased talent to tap into and happier employees, remote working can also help to ease a business’ burden on the planet in a number of ways:
- Smaller Spaces: businesses can take up smaller offices, reducing heating and lighting requirements, and leaving less space unoccupied.
- Less Waste: with fewer employees on the premises at any one time, there’s less waste generated, like paper or food wrappers.
- Fewer Resources: with some employees working remotely, businesses can remove the worry around additional electricity or water. Think of all those coffee cups that don’t need to be washed now!
- Reduced Carbon Footprints: commuters tend to have a hefty carbon footprint, and even those who opt for public transport make some contribution towards the issue. If working remotely, however, their personal footprint can be significantly reduced.
In short, remote working can do a lot for the planet, but what kind of benefits can bosses see from their efforts to go green?
The Business Benefit
In addition to being a benefit for the environment, working remotely can have a number of business benefits. By including remote working in their strategy to ‘go green’, business owners can expect to see almost immediate cost savings, in terms of both resources and office space.
What’s more, it’s a marketable fact that your business is environmentally conscious, a trait which is looked upon with favour at a time when consumers are particularly savvy and vocal, equipped with the tools to make their voices heard.
So as it turns out, working remotely works out for both a green office and a business benefit. Not only does this partnership make for happier employees and a greener planet, it also results in healthier bottom lines too, so what’s not to like?
Now all you need to do is find the right bespoke CRM solution to make remote working a reality in your business!
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