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Digitalisation and sustainability: how do they go hand in hand in the modern workplace?

Here at Right Digital Solutions we see digitalisation and sustainability are two sides of the same coin. They are both critical for businesses to remain competitive in the modern marketplace and to meet the expectations of customers, employees, and society as a whole. By embracing both digitalisation and sustainability, businesses can create a more efficient, innovative, and responsible workplace.


Digitalisation refers to the use of technology to automate and streamline business processes, increase efficiency, and improve communication and collaboration. It includes everything from automating manual tasks to using cloud-based software and digital tools to improve workflow.


Sustainability, on the other hand, refers to the practice of meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It includes reducing waste and pollution, conserving resources, and creating a more equitable and inclusive society.

While these two trends may seem unrelated, they are actually deeply interconnected. Digitalisation can help businesses become more sustainable by reducing waste, conserving resources, and improving efficiency. For example, digitalisation can help reduce the need for paper, which in turn can help conserve resources and reduce waste. Additionally, digital tools can help automate tasks and improve workflow, which can help reduce energy consumption and improve overall efficiency.

In the same way, sustainability can help drive a digitalisation agenda. As a business looks for ways to reduce their environmental impact, they may be more likely to invest in digital tools and technologies that can help them achieve that goal. Additionally, sustainability can also drive innovation, as a business looks for new and creative ways to reduce their environmental footprint.

There are significant cultural benefits that can be enjoyed by placing digitalisation and sustainability at the heart of the business.

Embracing digitalisation and sustainability can improve a company’s reputation and brand image. It helps build trust and credibility with customers, partners, investors, and the public. Companies often see higher levels of employee engagement. Employees are motivated and committed when they feel that their company is taking steps to create a more sustainable and responsible workplace and businesses leading the way in these fields are more likely to attract and retain top talent. Employees look for employers that align with their values and are committed to making a positive impact.

How can Right Digital Solutions help effect long lasting cultural change?

Our unique gain-share model is a performance-based pricing model that rewards businesses for achieving specific performance goals. We can reduce a company’s print by setting specific goals for reducing print-related costs, such as reducing the number of pages printed, switching to black and white printing, reducing the number of printers used or reducing the amount of energy consumed by printer across the business.

To develop a tailored gain-share model for reducing a company’s print, we follow the following steps:

Establish clear goals: This might include goals related to reducing the number of pages printed, reducing the number of printers used, or reducing the amount of energy consumed by printers.

Identify the key drivers of print costs: This might include factors such as the number of employees, the number of printers, or the types of documents being printed.

Develop a plan for achieving the goals: This might include implementing new technologies or processes, such as cloud-based printing or mobile printing, or training employees on best practices for reducing print-related costs.

Implement the plan and measure progress: Once the plan has been developed, it is implemented and we measure regularly. This includes tracking the number of pages printed, individual user print, the number of printers used, the amount of trees that have been consumed, and on occasion the amount of energy consumed by printers.

Reward the performance: The last step is our financial incentive for this system. We work hard to reduce business print and one way to deliver measurable performance is by relating it back to their print output spend following this RDS take a small proportion of the savings that we have collectively achieved. That way both parties are incentivised to maximise the managed print savings..

Overall, developing our gain-share model for reducing a company’s print requires setting clear goals, identifying the key drivers of print costs, developing a plan for achieving those goals, and regularly measuring progress. By implementing a Right Digital Solutions gain-share model, businesses can not only reduce costs but also increase sustainability and efficiency.

To find out more about how we can prepare a specific print reduction strategy for your business, get in touch today!


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