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Remote work as an opportunity for climate protection

How the environment benefits from remote work  

When the Corona pandemic broke out in Germany in spring 2020, remote work was more present than ever before. Many employees now work from home and have a home office.

In the meantime, we can see the positive changes remote work has had on companies. Parallel to this, the many positive influences of this development on the environment or climate protection can be seen. Among other things, remote work helps to save energy, Coand to minimize paper and waste consumption.

 

More sustainability in the home office    

The extent to which remote work and working from home are more sustainable and have a positive impact on climate protection becomes clear in the following points:


Saving energy 
 

It is not new knowledge that many electronic devices are needed in an office building, and that these usually run in standby mode or are even in operation 24 hours per day. Printers and coffee machines are rarely switched off, and in many offices the lights are on all day. 

This is different in the home office. The mere awareness that one is in one’s own four walls triggers a rethink in many people. The coffee machine and the light, for example, are only switched on when they are needed.

Reducing Co2 emissions  

Daily journeys to work are no longer necessary, and the use of public transport is also reduced. This fact is probably the most obvious when thinking about remote work and home office.

Greenpeace has evaluated the effects this has on CO2 emissions from transport in a study. It says that emissions can be reduced by 5.4 million tons per year if only 40 per cent of employees do remote work permanently two days a week.

Furthermore, with two fixed days per week in the home office, up to 21 billion fewer passenger kilometers are driven per year. As seen in 2020, this elimination of kilometers driven also affects petrol prices. The demand for crude oil has fallen worldwide and prices have been at a low level as a result. 

Another significant CO2 saving from remote work and working from home was the reduction in air travel. Many more meetings are now held online, which also has a positive effect on the climate and the air.

Separate waste  

It is often incomprehensible that something works in your own four walls but not in an office community. Waste separation is one such issue. This is probably due to the fact that in one’s own four walls, more attention is paid to the correct separation of waste, whereas in an open-plan office, for example, things sometimes end up in the wastepaper basket that do not belong there.

In terms of saving waste, working from home has another advantage. Common water dispensers or coffee machines that dispense drinks in plastic cups are rarely found at home. This means that a lot of plastic and disposable waste can be avoided.

Saving paper  

Remote work has another positive effect on saving paper. Due to the decentralized work of the employees, digital signatures and digital filing have finally become part of everyday office life. Printing documents is often no longer necessary and only what is absolutely needed on paper should be printed. Paper documents that are passed from desk to desk internally and then filed and archived in folders are a thing of the past with remote working models.

 

Environmentally friendly for many years  

Outsourcing4work – remote solutions has been working 100% remotely for many years and is therefore environmentally friendly. In this way, we make a sustainable contribution to climate protection. However, we do not just keep our experience in the field of functioning remote work to ourselves. As a partner, consultant and mediator of IT specialists and provider of back office outsourcing solutions, we help our customers to successfully integrate remote employees or entire teams into the company and to make the best possible use of the opportunities offered by remote work.

If you also want to rely on remote work with our cost-efficient staffing solutions and thus also make a contribution to climate protection, then contact us for free initial consultation!

 

Advantages of remote work for IT startups

Remote work for IT startups is a topic that startup entrepreneurs should definitely address.
As a startup, you are often at a point where growth would be possible but is slowed down due to a lack of capacity. This is exactly the point where it makes sense – especially as an IT startup – to use the possibilities of remote work and to hire the required IT specialists quickly and easily via a competent partner. Here, we would like to remind you of the most important advantages of remote work. After all, you want your start-up to grow, become firmly established in the market, and be fit for the future!  


Remote work for IT startups – these are the advantages you should know about 


Competence & Flexibility
   

The first two benefits of remote work for IT startups are the points of competence and flexibility. Let’s say your startup is planning to launch a new service or product in the market. You realize that the competencies of your skilled employees are tied to ongoing operations. Finding and hiring a new employee would be timeconsuming and, more importantly, would take capacity away from daily operations. The agility of your company could suffer massively. With an experienced partner and specialist in remote work at your side, you get the competence and flexibility you need. The outsourcing4work team has access to over 5,000 permanent IT professionals and can provide you with exactly the specialists you currently need to drive the growth of your startup within two to four weeks. This way, you and your team can continue to work in a future-oriented manner and focus on your core competencies. By working with us, on the one hand, no internal resources in the form of time and personnel are diverted from daily operations, and on the other hand, you remain flexible in regards to the IT specialists you need and can rely on the expertise of a renowned partner.   

  

Costs & Security   

Advantage number three is the issue of costs. Let’s take the above example of a new service or product again. Hiring an IT specialist on-site at your company would drive up fixed costs significantly and is one employee enough for your project? The engagement of remote IT specialists quickly turns these fixed costs into variable and, above all, plan able costs. You will be billed by the minute, there are no ancillary wage costs, and you also save on the room costs that would be incurred by additional employees on site.   

The fourth advantage concerns the issue of security. A new employee usually needs time to find his way into the job. Internal processes have to be learned and the familiarization with the project needs time and again internal resources. With a partner like outsourcing4work, you have access to a well-rehearsed digital infra and communication structure. Not only do you get the right IT specialist for your plans, but you also have a “well-established team” at your side in the background, which makes it easier for you to integrate the remote employee into your existing team and to work on your project. In this way, the time component can also be planned and implemented safely. Another advantage in terms of security is that with outsourcing4work you work with a German company and all contracts are concluded according to German contract law.   

 

Together towards the goal: Free initial consultation 

You now know the most important advantages of remote work for IT startups. Our customers have been benefiting from exactly these advantages for many years. We work with a future-oriented model, with integrity and, above all, agile. Exactly these points also bring advantages for your projects and help you to realize the growth you are aiming for. Rely on a cost-efficient and flexible staffing solution with our remote model and benefit from our many years of experience in remote work.  

Make an appointment for a free initial consultation now!