COVID-19 has affected the world in several ways, including the economy. With that said, it has become more important than ever to reduce outgoings where possible and consider ways in which you can help the business you work for stay afloat. The less money your employer has to spend on company bills, the greater their profits and the more likely it is that the company will thrive during this challenging time. As a result, if the company you work for succeeds, the easier it will be for them to look out for your needs. With this in mind, why wouldn’t you want to assist your employer in reducing costs here and there? One of the easiest ways to conserve money, both in your place of work and in your own home, is to become eco-friendly. Not only does this reduce costs, but it also allows you to be kinder to the environment, which can help with the company’s reputation. Read on further for some tips.
Don’t forget to switch off all of your technological devices at the end of each day. Don’t just put your PC into standby mode as this is a misuse of energy and will boost electricity bills unnecessarily. In addition, if you have noticed that the office doesn’t currently have double glazing or LED bulbs, these are things you could suggest to your superior in an effort to help the company cut its carbon footprint and total spending.
Lots of us are also guilty of printing a little more than needed. It’s easy to be careless with company resources when you haven’t had to pay for them to begin with, but your employer will have to replenish the ink and paper stock when the office runs out. With that said, you should always ask yourself if it’s genuinely necessary to print off the document in question prior to doing so. Maybe you could just email it to your co-workers instead, or work from a computer screen rather than a hard copy. If you are organising a large print job, it’s always wise to print one test copy first to ensure there are not typos or formatting errors. It would be very frustrating and a complete waste of time and money if you were to print of the whole batch, only to find spelling errors or other problems once complete. There are print management companies that can help with ink and paper waste.
Don’t hesitate to let your employer know that you hope to help limit waste and therefore help them save money. They will be grateful for your support and will probably encourage other staff to follow suit. After all, one person making a few changes probably won’t make that much of a difference to the overall business but sharing your suggestions with others will certainly help the company move in a positive direction. Collaboration within a business is vital if you want to reach common goal and your boss and other associates might even have some valuable ideas of their own.