Time – Ongoing
Activity – Review how Warp It interacts with existing policies
You made it! You implemented Warp It. You had a vision about how this might work. You have taken an idea, nurtured it , pushed it and embedded it into practice within your organisation! Well done! YOU MADE IT HAPPEN! High fives to all the team!
However, this new practice needs to integrate with old practices.
Warp It is a new way to acquire and dispose of assets. This, therefore may bump up against existing longer term policies.
We have written a template Reuse Policy here. Please use this as you see fit.
[Examples of policy ares to be explored]
Procurement - Staff can now claim items 2nd hand before buying. Can the purchasing department help by adapting procurement policies to encourage this activity? This could be as simple as a pop up message on the e-procurement system- or a full-scale block of procuring new items.
Facilities Management - The disposal policy should certainly be reviewed with the first action for anyone disposing of an item to be to "add the item" to the system.
Building Clearances- This is traditionally a hard area to change but there are big impacts whe reuse (internal and external) are considered at the tender specification stage.
Having a policy on reuse is really important. Policies are agreed by upper management to give the organisation a vision so that you can all work together towards a common goal. But you should involve all stakeholders in writing a policy- to get input and buy in. This is true collaboration.
A policy tells us upper management believe this is how things should be.
A policy tells stakeholders "We are serious about this issue and it is important to us"
A policy tells staff "This is how you are expected to participate towards a common goal"
More policy advice.
Setting a Reuse and/or repair target
When a target is included in the strategic development of an organisation this sets out a clear objective for staff. Now that you have the evidence to show reuse and / or repair has significant impact make a case to include a reuse target in your next strategic review.
[Hint] See this video here where we explain how reuse has a much greater impact than recycling.