The Importance Of Flexibility In Sustainable Packaging-3u8813

Business Flexibility is a key business concept that may get overlooked. The possible scenarios that business executives, managers, and ground level employees face day by day are infinite. It would be both impractical and impossible to create a guide book in which every single situation that faces an employee at any level was described with a solution given. Instead, when people employ the concept of flexibility, they can both expect a fluid range of situations and have the confidence to act when things don’t go to plan. In terms of the human body, flexibility refers to a person’s relative ability to contort their body parts along a certain axis — for example, how far can they bend down, to their toes? To the floor? When we apply flexibility to an employee in a business, we refer to that employee’s relative ability to handle situations that are beyond the scope of general training and that have the potential of seizing up the well oiled company machine. In order for people to be flexible, they need to have been taught principles. Principles are statements of truth packaged for application. For example, when a company in the service industry instructs its employees that, "the customer is always right," this principle will guide them when a customer is dissatisfied with the food prepared, or with the performance of a product, or with whatever problem they could possibly bring up. It’s possible that another principle is taught: "when the customer refuses to listen, call a manager." With this principle it’s possible that when an employee feels overwhelmed, they can refer the distraught customer to the manager who, in theory, has enough experience to handle the situation. The customer still ends up being right, but the employee won’t get throttled as a result. The individual principles that any given business chooses to employ is up to them. What’s important is setting down principles that achieve the company’s aims and gives proper guidance to employees that allow them to stop offering endless "what if" situations, and instead act with a degree of confidence on their own. One example of an industry that is attempting to provide a list of viable principles for application is sustainable packaging. Sustainable packaging advocates have identified important principles in order for an operation to achieve sustainability. They include (but are not limited to): recyclability of materials, energy efficiency, use of minimal materials, etc. These principles allow for flexible packaging solutions to be created for businesses that also result in reduced carbon footprints and greater human/ecological health. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: