A Sustainable Strategy to Reduce Costs
Our BetterWork™ solution framework uses cloud communications to create anywhere, anytime work dynamics that will significantly reduce you environmental impact. BetterWork™ integrates VoIP, Internet, voice/web/video conferencing and broadband connection into a cloud-based solution allowing it to:
- Enable a true work anywhere, anytime environment;
- Create greater flexibility, satisfaction, and productivity for employees; and
- Reduce carbon emissions and overhead for businesses.
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Communications providers have the potential to reduce the carbon footprint of the U.S. and other parts of the world by up to 50% in coming decades. BetterWork™ is a major step towards that reality.
BetterWork™ Concepts in Action
Background — Implemented Teleworking, on average 2 days a week for 2,000 employees
Profits — $277 million in saved costs
People — 80% of workers surveyed said teleworking improved their quality of life
Planet — 47,000 tons of carbon saved through teleworking, $10 million/year in saved fuel costs for employees
Background — Had just over half their 19,095 employees (55% of total workforce) in their pioneering OpenWork program, working from home at least 2 days per week.
Profits — In 2007, Sun reduced their real estate holdings by 15% (2.7 million square feet) and saved $68 million in real estate costs.
Planet — reductions in building energy use and commuting saved 23,868 metric tons of CO2 in fiscal 2007.
Background — Adopted ROWE (Results Only Work Environment) for a majority of their corporate staff, over 75 working remotely and away from their Minneapolis HQ
Profits — 41% increase in productivity, $13 million in saved replacement costs
People — 90% decrease in employee turnover
BetterWork™ Concept Paper
Below is the result of the nine-month study that we commissioned from the Bainbridge Graduate Institute (BGI). The study provides insight on how a holistic virtualization of an organization’s communications infrastructure, increased telework, increased conferencing can have massive environmental and cost impacts for any organization. BetterWorld partnered with Bainbridge Graduate Institute to develop theBetterWork™ Framework. Completed in 2009, it demonstrates the cost savings and environmental impacts for enterprises implementing Open Work philosophies. Together, we developed an enterprise model that incorporates commuting & travel substitution; combining mobile, VPBX, Unified Communications, Conferencing and others. Download the BetterWork™ whitepaper click here.