Would carpooling really be a way forward for Business Transportation?

2020-10-02 11:21:41

In most Nigeria metros, large employers have employee transportation among their three largest expenses. A typical large (related to big business)'s workers travel using a combination of personal vehicles, company given shuttle/bus services and paid taxi services, and by other modes including public transportation. Transportation costs have a direct bearing on most important/final/moneymaking, while transport facilities directly affect employee engagement. This way reducing transportation expenses is not plain, and if not done correctly - may negatively affect employee engagement. Strangely, such companies have so far (ignored/didn't notice/looked at) the opportunity to improve (as much as possible) costs - by making the most of the value coming from shared employee transportation, using the ability (to hold or do something) available in the private cars owned by workers. As a result, the opportunity to reduce company given transportation costs have not been fully collected, while individual workers using their own vehicles continue to carry the high costs connected with using a dedicated vehicle. What if: the organization's priority was on getting maximum people taken to work using the empty seats in workers' vehicles? [There are (raised, flat supporting surfaces) which help to do this in (happening or viewable immediately, without any delay) - one such being Gomywayride are given at the end of this post for those interested] Once the possibility of such optimization through ride-sharing is exhausted - the next option may be to set apart and distribute company given transport for the remaining people who could not find a possible shared option. This may be energetically/changing quickly as needed gave out based on (happening or viewable immediately, without any delay) demand data. Examined closer, ride-sharing has the following direct benefits: Employee transportation costs come down for the Company. Workers bringing their vehicles to work can directly see value in recovering fuel and maintenance costs. It reduces costs for both Passenger (taking a ride) and Rider (offering the ride) - this way getting more value from their income. Ride-sharing can even be an other choice to using commercial taxi services by workers, even if the employee (not the company) pays for it. Ride-sharing makes it possible for workers to travel with fellow workers - who otherwise have to travel with a stranger (cab-driver). The former option - is definitely way safer, than traveling with strangers. Increases employee engagement - by offering more opportunities for them to interact with their fellow workers, on the way, this way (helping in a good way) informal networks within the organization and the project teams. Keeping an engaged employee with a good number of connections within the company is easier, this way positively influencing keeping rate.

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