In these troubled times, you’d think £60 grand might get snapped up quickly. As a company employee, customer, shareholder, you would think it won’t just lie around unloved for very long eh? Well you might be wrong. I’ve shared this little story with a few people who I thought could help make it come to life…nothing yet.
Here’s the story for you to read. Are we too big to care about £60,000?
I recently dumped my mobile phone and moved the number to my blackberry. It was very easy to do. I saved the company £30 per annum in line rental plus a few pennies in electricity plus there is now one less device to break, make redundant, be replaced. I wondered how many others in our division could do the same. I made some enquiries and it seems there are at least 2,000 people in the division with more than one mobile device.
2,000 x £30 = £60,000, back on the bottom line, every year. Or look at it another way. As we reshape our business, we’re insisting that everyone who enters the company redeployment centre completes 3 training sessions, at a cost of £52 per session. This money could pay the training cost for over 180 entrants to the centre. Or, we could use it to fund a small recognition scheme. There are lots of hard working, productive, engaged people out there who might appreciate a small gesture.
Or just stick it back on the bottom line. If 19 more people can find another lost £60,000 that’s over £1million. Think of the possibilities. Of course if no one else wants it…perhaps we could have it for my leaving do?