Making Your Office Virtual Is Good For The Environment
These days, we’re all trying to be a little more eco-friendly. Read to learn how making your office virtual can be beneficial for the environment.
Did you know that the average American worker tears through over 10,000 pieces of paper in a single year?
With the average person tossing close to 5 pounds of trash every single day, the impact your office has on the environment adds up quickly. You may not be able to cut down on the supplies and packaging your company uses, but you can lower the environmental impact of your office in other ways.
In this post, we’ll explain why making the office virtual can cut down on waste, and offer you the best tips on how to do it in a way that won’t hurt your bottom line.
1. End The Commute
Here’s some tough news: your drive to work is responsible for 1/3 of the United States’ emissions of greenhouse gasses.
Translation? Whether you’re driving, taking the bus, or relying on Metro-North, your commute is having a serious negative impact on the environment.
Plus, with constant delays from traffic, public transit, and weather, it seems like you have to get up earlier and earlier these days just to be on time.
We know you want to go green, get more sleep, and lower your stress level.
First of all, this means your employees work when they’re at their best, increasing productivity and leading to fewer errors. You’ll also be able to hit the snooze button a few extra times.
Mostly, we love that taking things to a virtual level cuts down on your carbon footprint. You’ll save serious money on your gas bill or monthly train/subway costs.
Plus, this will make your car last a lot longer, which also lowers your overall environmental impact. Less waste = a happier Earth.
2. Serious Reduction In Your Energy Consumption
Making your office virtual leads to incredible energy savings.
Spend that money on hiring new employees, opening a new branch, or anything else you want.
Going virtual puts you back in control of your energy use.
If you still feel like your team would benefit from occasional in-person meetings in a conference room, don’t worry. These days, there are plenty of high-tech, gorgeous options for renting a conference room that’s there when you need it!
3. You’ll Keep Your Information In The Cloud
Having a virtual office means that you’ll switch to a digital, cloud-based system to store all your information.
This isn’t just great for the environment. It’s also an affordable backup system that can save all your files in the case of computer crashes.
It’s also incredibly convenient for everyone in your office, especially when they’re meeting with clients. All the information and data they need to deliver a great pitch is literally at their fingertips!
Plus, the cloud system increases employee productivity and cuts down on errors.
Before the cloud, you had to circulate the same memo to 20 different employees who all offered their thoughts and edits. Now, all your employees can see changes and updates to documents – in real time.
Also, they won’t have to wait to get valuable information, portfolios, and data sent to them – it’s all accessible in the cloud, at the touch of a button. We love anything that saves time and the planet at the same time!
Ready To Make Your Office Virtual?
Taking this step isn’t just a great way to keep your business environmentally-friendly. It’s also incredibly convenient for you, your employees, and your clients. A virtual office allows you to go green and do business when it works best for you and your clients.
So, how can you make your office virtual?
WorkSocial offers different virtual packages tailor fit to your business needs. Get the most out of your every workday, no matter where life takes you next. Contact us today to learn more about ways to connect you to the perfect virtual office.