VIRTUAL OFFICES – SAVING THE ENVIRONMENT
Edward O.Wilson once said- ‘One planet, one experiment.’ The very quote suggests that we must be conscious of our decisions. We have one planet, so we must ensure that we take care of it. But, what does this have to do with virtual offices? Nowadays, it’s down to business to be morally aware of their impact on the environment. They have to be aware of their input toward the planet, good and bad.
When it comes to virtual offices, they are an excellent practice to safeguard the Earth.
Running your business from a physical office brings about a large consumption of energy. Whether it be through appliances, technology, or even lighting. All of these factors contribute to carbon emissions. But by replacing your physical office with a virtual office, you can reduce those carbon emissions estimated by 8.4 tonnes a year.
That makes a huge difference.
As opposed to a physical office space, you will rely on a website to fulfil the needs of your business. No longer do you need to travel to work in heavy rush hour traffic or even waste time getting home. All you need to do is manage your workload from the comfort of your own home.
You save costs and you reduce massive amounts of Co2 production. It’s estimated that customer visits are reduced by 60,000 miles a year if you go down the path of a virtual office. How can you beat those numbers?
ECO-FRIENDLY COST CUTTING:
Working from home means that you save a bunch of costs. Research has shown that a business owner can save up to £4,000 a year when it comes to a physical office space. Amongst all of this, you can save yourself £15,000 on IT. It can become increasingly costly, especially if you’re providing software, hardware and everything in between for your staff.
We’ve mentioned it before in another post, but by allowing your staff to work from home, they can use devices of their own choice. Meaning you don’t have to supply anything for them. You can put that much-needed cash into other business ventures.
We all have an obligation to ensure that we provide a future for our planet and virtual offices are a fantastic practice to ensure we do just that.