Celebrate Earth Day By Giving Your Business a Boost
Friday, April 22 is Earth Day. It is a time to think about the precious resources we have and what we can do to preserve and sustain the planet. What if there were ways you could not only help save the environment, but also get a boost to your business productivity and bottom-line profit? Would that be of interest to you?
A practice that is gaining more and more acceptance among businesses is remote working. When workers are allowed to operate in a more flexible environment they are able to derive a lot of benefits personally. Their employer is also able to get many benefits — not the least of which is substantial cost savings!
Employees are looking for ways to save costs as we see gas prices rising. In the U.S., prices have already broken through the $4.00 a gallon threshold and many are predicting $5.00 or higher by summer. Saving gas by telecommuting not only saves money but also reduces carbon footprints and helps the environment.
In a recent survey done by Dice.com, a tech job site, 25% of 937 IT pros surveyed in Mid-March said they would accept up to a 10 percent pay cut to telecommute in light of soaring gas prices. One could only imagine how that percentage would increase as the price of gas increases.
In the past, many felt the answer to congestion and traffic was to pour more asphalt and concrete, building more lanes for more cars. Today, a growing number are questioning that line of thinking preferring instead to have more workers use tools like Skype that enable professionals to stay connected, collaborate and generally effectively get work done from home or wherever they are. Many believe that money should be invested in greater bandwidth rather than concrete and asphalt.
Still another benefit is that remote working often leads to happier employees. According to Skype’s Living Workplace study, 67% of professionals agree that flexible remote working helps businesses to attract potential employees. In addition, the survey revealed that flexibility to work outside of the office is among the top three determinants of job satisfaction. Discover more about the Living Workplace here.
Earth Day is a time to recognize ways to save the environment and boost our environmental consciousness. Working remotely is an easy way to do your part and get started, in an efficient way that saves costs, saves gasoline, and boosts productivity.