Inhaling pollutants on our morning commute is literally making our children dumber. Alright, it’s not quite as simple as that, but pollution does have a proven adverse effect on foetal brain development. Pollution affects our health in a number of harmful ways you may not be aware of, from an increased risk of heart disease and stroke, to type 2 diabetes, asthma and skin problems.
That means if you want healthy employees with smart children you need to take action.
You do, you do want to take action now, but helping the environment is a difficult priority to justify to those money hungry shareholders. If only there were some kind of magical overnight solution…
You’re in luck, there is, and it’s called the cloud.
Have you recently looked at making a CRM software review? If not, why not? CRM software can help you cut down on supplies and office space while increasing work efficiency and client relations. Here’s some magical project management beans to help grow that sustainable beanstalk all the way up to the cloud.
Less paper equals more trees
When was the last time you took stock of the items in your desk drawer? Does it resemble a hellish scene from a Hieronymus Bosch painting? Cluttered desk drawers, 10 copies of the same document, new hire application forms, last year’s discarded memos – throw them in the bin. They’re done. Cloud software eliminates the need for paper almost entirely. No paper means no more cabinets filled to the brim with reams of paper. No paper means no need for those obscenely large room filling printers. No paper means a huge savings on office supplies and stationary. And of course no paper means saving trees and cutting back on paper mills, one of the world’s most polluting industries.
A smaller footprint
You might not need to dedicate a room to printers and stationary. Have a review of project management software options to get your team collaborating over a virtual workspace. Remote teamwork eliminates the need for an office altogether while increasing the amount of worldwide talent that can be brought on. Take away the need for a physical workplace and you’re helping to eliminate the need for industrial parks. You’ll also be massively reducing your overhead.
Cancel my 3 o’clock
Most could services offer an instant chat built right into the platform. Team members can easily comment on project developments, while clients can be in on the latest advances. With clients more involved, those tedious customer briefs and meetings can be left in the past. That means less travel, reducing the amount of particle matter in the atmosphere caused by vehicle emissions.
While there might not be any magic beans hidden among the clutter in your drawer, cloud services will vastly increase office productivity while reducing your carbon footprint. You keep your shareholders happy and your kids stay smart. It’s a win-win.