Running a tech company can leave you with a lot of clutter. Trailing wires, old devices, paperwork, and filing cabinets might pile up to unmanageable levels, resulting in you needing some innovative storage solutions. Moving physical documents online, investing in modern storage,and decluttering workspaces are all fantastic ways of achieving a cleaner, more productive workplace.
Move what you can onto the cloud
As a tech company, it may be surprising if you haven’t done this already. However, if you have not, then invest in some cloud storage to store your data and documents. This reduces physical storage space and makes documents easier to locate than hidden away in filing cabinets. Storing data on the cloud also means it can be shared easier and accessed by any of the employees who need it from any computer. This means, with remote working on the increase, flexibility is promoted.
This is also a greener wayto work, as less paper is used, as well as needing to post out fewer documents.
Storage containers should be sleek and modern so that your office does not look dull and boring. Modern storage will look good, will not be too cumbersome, and will allow you to your organize items effectively. Investing in larger units that can house your big devices is wise, however, you should make sure that you are not keeping items that you don’t need to.
Recycle or donate old equipment
This is where recycling and donating comes in. As an example, in 2018 over 400,000 cell phones were thrown away every day in the United States. If you have too much equipment that you cannot store, you might want to get rid of it, but throwing it in the trash shouldn’t be your first option. Second-hand technology is often useful and many parts can be recycled. This is a better, greener way to operate and will have a positive impact on others and the planet. From a business point of view, this not only creates more space and storage room in your offices, but it is also fantastic for PR.
Efficient physical storage
If you are intent on keeping physical documents or cardboard boxes, for instance, around your office then think of how you can be more efficient in the way you store them. Using baling wire to bind up items can reduce clutter, while installing neat lockers or personal storage space keeps your employee’s belongings out of the way in the workplace.
If possible, using external storage spaces is also useful. Keeping items that aren’t needed on a daily basis in the office in a warehouse or storage unit might cost more, but it maintains a separation between the human workplace and the storage of inconvenient items.
A cleaner, tidier workplace is one that encourages productivity and smooth operations. It is particularly important for tech companies as, with live machinery or old devices lying around, they are more susceptible to poor storage, which could lead to accidents or hazards. Finding ways to replace your storage solutions and, where possible, repurposing your old ones will go a long way to ensuring a safer and more efficient place of work for your employees.