When it comes to our homes, we are encouraged to make wiser decisions with an eco-friendly focus. We recycle our rubbish and waste, wood and paper and we do our best to use energy efficient sources. However, do we really do that in our business ventures? The truth is, we probably don’t. So what methods and habits could you recycle? I wanted to share with you some of the things that can help you.
Appropriately disposing of older hardware
Things are improving all of the time when it comes to technology. The software is upgraded, and while it can be easy to install new software and make a difference to that, the hardware side of things isn’t as easy and requires much more intervention. Technology needs to be replaced all of the time, but you could also look at ensuring that you recycle old technology efficiently. Certain aspects of the technology can be recycled and reused, and other materials can also be used and made into different parts. The best thing you can do is ensure that take it to the right place, and make sure that you dispose of it in the right way.
Introducing more energy efficient options
Is your business really energy efficient? Sometimes you may need to start thinking of the routines and the habits that you can change within the business. Think about things like the bulbs you use in the office, the way you switch things on and off and how you can save energy in the workplace. Sometimes it might not just be you that needs to change your habits, you may need to ensure that your staff and employees are on the same wavelength. Keeping your business energy efficient could also be about your carbon footprint, the costs to your business and how you use you time.
Thinking about different communication channels
Maybe now is the time to start thinking about the way you communicate with your customers, and perhaps looking at alternative methods. Maybe communication over the phone is a thing of the past, people preferring to contact you via email, online chat systems or even going back to older methods like fax. You can even link this method to the internet and your systems with hosted fax solutions to make things easier. Sometimes you need to think about different options and go with what works with the business.
Change your habits
Often change starts with you, and so you may need to start looking at the habits you have. Perhaps you need to start thinking about the way you do things in the office, or perhaps the decisions you make when it comes to processes or how you recycle things.
Making it part of the business culture
Finally, try and make it part of the business culture. So now only looking at your habits, but how your business is dealt with and how any employees act within it. Make it a company goal or mission, target yourself on these changes, and start to make a difference.
I hope that this has given you something to think about when it comes to recycling old methods within your business.