When running an office, you do have to be a little strict sometimes. More often than not employees tend to over use or take advantage of the office equipment and resources. This is fine if it’s done in a moderate way. But if their over using becomes a habit, it will definitely cut into the company’s income. It may not appear so in the beginning, but eventually, it will become too much for the company to bear.
To avoid this, it’s best to lay ground rules from the beginning. Let your employees know it’s ok to use; but it’s not ok to waste. Beyond this, there are a few things that may help you to avoid or stop wastage in your office. We’ve put together a few not too obvious tips and suggestions to help you out.
Reusing or recycling.
Try to recycle and reuse as much as possible. This is not only environment friendly, its cost efficient as well. If you use a lot of paper in your office, try to get your employees to use both sides of the paper, especially for the not so important ones. Reuse the large boxes you get your products in for storage. The key here is to set an example. You do it, they’ll have no problem following.
Try to use short cuts.
Multi-tasking is definitely a plus in the business world; then why not apply this to your office as well. Use data centre automation for less storage and less equipment.
This means less energy consumption too. Data center automation can also be used to reduce the human factor. Like so, try to use other equipment that can be used for more than one purpose.
Save on light and energy.
Unknowingly, a lot of electricity and energy can be saved if you pay attention to the lights in your office. Replace your burnt out bulbs with cost efficient florescent bulbs. Even better, try to replace them with energy saving light bulbs.
Open up those windows and bring in all the natural light. Cleaning up the windows will bring in more light and reduce the time that you have to use electricity.
Don’t skimp on equipment and devices.
If your company uses many electronic devices, then it’s possible that you’re paying a great deal for managing and restoring them. The solution for this is to use high quality devices. The better the quality, the less problem prone it’s going to be. It doesn’t only have to be things like computers that have to be bought in high quality; the same rule applies to even the coffee machine or the water filter.
Like we said before, it’s better to be a leader who follows his advice, as opposed to a leader who only forces rules on his employees. You do it, and they’ll definitely follow your example.