Which aspects of your topic have already been implemented within the company?
In the offices we are printing less and trying to keep everything digital. The pigment lists have also already been digitized.
What are the reasons for the status quo?
Because they never paid much attention to this issue in the lab, and only a few employees even noticed it. When they wanted to make changes in the lab, it was usually due to bigger problems than paper consumption.
What was your highlight?
The highlight was that we grew as a team and got to know each other better. We have become much closer.
What was your biggest hurdle?
The biggest hurdle was that we had to find a solution to the problem. This wasn’t easy, as it was always very difficult to implement in IT terms.
What would you do differently next time?
Next time we could be better organized at the end of the project. We had a long break in January and then got off track.
What have you learned? What will you take away from this experience?
We have learned that it’s not just about the money, but also about considering the issues and thinking about taking another step towards the future. This is likely to take longer because we’re not reducing costs by very much. However, our project isn’t about the money, it’s about the thought process and potential benefits. We estimate it will be pay off in about 20 years.
“Use solar energy, digitize offices completely, and don’t print anything out anymore (unless absolutely necessary)!”
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