By Jen Romanowski
I think I may have mentioned before that my morning routine consists of the same thing. I wake up, get ready for work and then sit down with a cup of coffee to read the news online.
This morning I followed the same routine and came across this amazing article that is the perfect example of The DIFF. Stanford Hospital found themselves with a need to cut costs in order to finance a $2 billion Hospital Renewal Project – so they reached out to their employees and asked them for their money-saving ideas.
Which makes complete sense. The big guys at the top of a company are never close enough to the day-to-day operations to see those small things that may add up to be a big difference. And boy did they add up…
Check out these savings -
- De-linting only operating room towels = $147,000
- Smaller garbage dumpsters and fewer pick-ups = $87,000
- Getting rid of unused phone lines and pagers = Over $100,000
- Reducing printer counts and paper use = Estimated $400,000
Just these four changes add up to over a $700,000 cost savings! That’s what I call one huge DIFF.
To see more of the article go ahead and take a look.