The Redback Team
5th January 2016
Convince the Boss… The Case for Going Green and Introducing Teleconferencing!
Good for the environment and your ROI
Over the past few years we’ve all done our bit for the environment by being ecologically friendly. Whether it’s using less electricity, walking to work or using canvas shopping bags – we all know we’re contributing to the bigger picture one step at a time.
The Going Green movement is more than just a fad fronted by celebrities and celebrated by tree huggers – for many it’s now a way of life and is crucial for our future.
The question is; how can we shift our thinking and encourage the same mentality in the workplace as we do at home?
Convincing the Boss can be quite the challenge…
These days, teleconferencing is a commonplace tool with many organisations across the globe using it to communicate, share and interact. The introduction of initiatives such as teleworking and an increasing mobile workforce means that businesses of all sizes are looking for ways to allow and encourage their employees to communicate and collaborate anytime, anywhere, and from any device.
While the idea of going green and introducing teleconferencing technologies sounds nice, how can you make it a reality?
Like any change, it’s important to focus on the benefits and put together a business plan – here’s where you can start…
The Benefit: Time Saving
Teleconferencing allows people to be in two places at one time. Employees who spend less time traveling are more productive and more likely to enjoy a healthier work-life balance.
The Benefit: Cost Savings
Cut down on expensive travel and accommodation costs and significantly lower expenditure across marketing, training, sales and meeting budgets. With all the cost savings other environmental initiatives may not be as hard to get past the accounts department.
The Benefit: Ease of use = easy transition
A common objection when looking to roll out new technologies is always “who will be responsible for training everyone on how to use it?” The good news… you don’t need anyone! Teleconferencing is theeasy way to integrate more environmentally-friendly practices into your working environment. There’s no special software involved and most solutions provide a two-step process – simply dial a number and enter a pass code!
The Benefit: Increased Productivity
It’s not uncommon for project teams to be dispersed over wide geographical locations. Communicating online cuts down on the need for email, phone, IM or workflow applications and ensures projects are completed quickly and efficiently.
The Benefit: Green is good!
Not only will your business benefit from enhanced communication, cost savings and a range of tools that will enable development, you will also experience the business and personal benefits of becoming a leader in the adoption of green technology.
Until next time,