The United States came away from the 2012 Olympics in London with a total of 104 medals, leading China in a distant second place by 16 medals. The United States also came home from London with the most overall gold and silver medals. Our great country has continued their long success in the summer games; in their 26th summer Olympic games the US has gained far and away the most medals, with 2399 combined gold, silver, and bronze. The success of our athletes in these games has been unprecedented, more than doubling the next closest country in overall medals. This success takes dedication in every facet of the game, four years of hard work measured in a matter of two weeks. A few missteps along the way could be the difference between gold and not being on the medal stand at all.
Success in the business world has many similarities to those in sports. Success derives from several different factors including, but not limited to leadership, strategy, structure, culture, and execution. In order to find continued success, one must find the perfect balance between these factors, which integrates well with the organization and individual goals. Many organizations will focus too much on one or a few factors and ignore several other key components, which hurts the long-term success.
In our line of work, we come across many clients, some which feel as if they are too busy with their daily tasks to worry about how efficiently their building is operating. The truth is that a building’s operating efficiency greatly affects your bottom-line and how effective your organization is run as a whole. With electricity costs on the rise every day, this has become an increasingly important issue to address. Many clients will request Plug Smart to perform a ‘Cost of Inaction’ analysis on their buildings. This analysis allows the client to see how their buildings are performing, efficiency of equipment, possible energy conservation measures, and the unnecessary costs that they are incurring every day in which nothing is done. This analysis is designed uniquely for each client based on their specific needs; it gives the client an easy to understand analysis of what measures they can engage, the paybacks of each, and cost they are incurring every day that these measures are not taken.
Continue the success that the United States saw this year in the summer games and adapt the same processes to your organization. Don’t sit around and wait to make decisions while others are taking every advantage that they can find in order to see their ultimate success. Make sure that no stone is left unturned and let Plug Smart help your bottom-line by performing an energy analysis on your facilities today!