Outsourced Shredding Increases Office Productivity

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In any business, improving productivity of employees is always a top concern. Employers want to know that their employees are using their skills and talents in the most productive way so that necessary work is completed in a timely manner. Most people do not give much thought to how the accumulation of documents and shredding can impact office productivity. One way to increase productivity is to outsource the shredding activity to a trusted vendor. In addition to taking away the dreaded “shredding task” from the long list of responsibilities required of employees, it is found that outsourcing this activity can be up to 40% more cost effective than attending to it in house.

Research has shown that there is a direct correlation between productivity and clutter. In fact, routinely shredding unnecessary records and documents reduces clutter and employee stress within your business. According to the National Association of Professional Organizations, paper clutter is the #1 problem for most businesses. Paper clutter adds stress and frustration to the workplace while reducing concentration and creative thinking.

To help improve employee productivity, businesses can focus on:

Employee Skills

Employees are hired for their skills and talents to complete tasks related to their position. Asking key employees to interrupt their progress on mission-critical tasks to instead spend time at slow, noisy, messy in-house office shredders can really bring their productivity to a screeching halt. As important as it is to destroy those documents that are printed but no longer needed, it is a task that is one of the first to be neglected by employees concentrating on more pressing matters. So, what happens? Piles of paper with all kinds of confidential data stacks up on desks, creating potential for a data breach and at the same time creates clutter-induced stress. Utilizing a professional shredding company such as Abraham’s On-Site Shredding Service to provide confidential document destruction can help increase staff productivity and save the company money at the same time.

Arrange for Container Service

Utilizing a professional document destruction company’s “container service” to shred the day to day office waste on a routine schedule will also help control the accumulation of unnecessary office documents, while assuring the confidential destruction of the office waste. Destroying documents in a secure and professional fashion will also decrease the risk of data breaches.

Develop Policies

To help minimize the accumulation of unnecessary documents, businesses should devise an office record retention plan along with instituting a “Clean Desk” or “Clean Workspace” Policy in addition to a “Shred All” Policy.

Clutter and disorganization cost businesses thousands of dollars in lost profits, productivity and time. By creating a plan to stay organized, and implementing policies to manage confidential document waste on a regular basis … your business can reap the benefits while your employees will be happier and healthier from less stress in the workplace.

Contact Abraham’s On-Site Shredding Service  today to start reaping the benefits of shredding.