Decluttering and the minimal aesthetic have made a serious comeback in recent years. There are benefits to ensuring that your space is better organised and this isn’t just about having the right furniture or using clever storage. For most offices today the use of paper documents and files is still a reality – and these can make decluttering difficult to do. There can also be some serious implications if the data in these documents is not properly protected. A professional shredding service offers a simple solution, not just when it comes to creating a better-organised space but also to ensuring compliance and efficiency too.
Improving internal processes
One of the main reasons that many offices commit to decluttering and reorganising is to identify opportunities for greater efficiency and more productive internal processes. When it comes to document disposal efficiency can have a big impact. Working with a professional shredding service means that this process is no longer handled by employees – who can go on to add value elsewhere. It will also ensure that shredding is regularly processed on schedule so that your office doesn’t get cluttered with documents and will make budgets easier to handle by removing the costs of shredding equipment purchase and maintenance.
Better organisation increases security
Data breaches are unfortunately a reality for many organisations today and paper documents are as vulnerable as digital files. Documents that are left in piles around the office not only create clutter but can also open the door to opportunistic theft of anything, from client details to plans and prototypes. The damage that this can do to any enterprise is significant, from losing clients who don’t feel that their data is safe to competitors getting ahead in your market. Working with a professional shredding service ensures your most sensitive data is protected as it is destroyed in a timely way before anyone with bad intent can get their hands on it.
The importance of compliance
The GDPR introduced a new regime that applies significant penalties to businesses where data protection is not a priority. It’s simply not possible to fulfil the requirements of the GDPR if your organisation is not committed to organising the data that it processes – and safe destruction is a big part of this. The support of a professional shredding service can make the difference between hitting the targets that ensure compliance and falling short and being left open to reporting and fines.
The benefits of recycling
From reinforcing the social responsibility credentials of your brand to increasing cost efficiency, recycling is a great way to ensure your business does more when it comes to disposing of paper documents. A professional shredding partner makes this easy, as all your paper waste will be recycled after it has been shredded and you can enjoy the cost benefits, and increase your environmentally friendly brand perception, without huge resource investment.
If decluttering your office is a priority these are just some of the reasons why it makes sense to work with a professional shredding partner to do it.
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