The key to increasing profit in a business is cutting costs. If you can spend less, then the company makes more profit, which is pretty straightforward. To achieve this, most businesses focus on reducing unnecessary expenses and only making the most basic upgrades to the office furniture, equipment, etc. However, sometimes splurging on a few expenses could have a positive impact on a company, making these worth the cost. Curious to find out, then keep reading.
Desks, chairs, cabinets, etc. are all essential furniture for any office and as such most businesses assume cheaper is better. After all, why spend extra on something so basic and common? However, it has now been proven that maintaining employee health is actually profitable for business. Consider a business that offers health insurance to its employees. As long as the employees are healthy, the company pays low insurance premiums. If more injuries start to happen, perhaps due to discomfort and long hours of sitting in front of a computer, these premiums will eventually rise and cost more. Besides, employees will become less productive due to discomfort and injuries, leading to missed work days.
All the above are very costly to a business, which is supposed to run efficiently. But did you know you can avoid all these simply by installing proper furniture for your employees? Companies like Herman Miller take time to develop ergonomic furniture and the company’s chairs such as the Aeron and Embody have some of the best comfort ratings in the industry. Such ergonomic furniture can save your company money in the long run, even though it may seem like a huge expense at first.
IT department geeks are always railing on about updating the computer software and installing the latest antivirus. Unfortunately, most of the time they are told to wait until the next quarter, which never happens. That is until the company is hit by ransomware demanding payment in Bitcoin and everyone regrets ignoring the warnings. Computer viruses, ransomware and other malicious infiltrations to a computer network can have devastating consequences. Therefore, this is one area every business must not hesitate to spend that extra coin to ensure the network is completely secure. Software may be expensive initially, but the advantage is security of information and data.
Computers can range from a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars, but they are not the same. A cheap computer will most likely have basic specs, enough to perform simple tasks and nothing more. Depending on the industry in which your business operates, you may more powerful computers to handle the tasks. For example, graphic designers, video editors and architects need high-end computers that can perform the video and image renders that can impress clients. Trying to cut costs in the tech department can only cause harm to the company as you will not be able to compete in the market against better computers. This goes beyond computers, in fact, since other equipment like internet connections, printers, etc. all affect the quality and speed of work.