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What, no paper?

Do you need to print that email? Can you not keep that file as a PDF? Firms still fear a completely electronic workflow despite the advantages, says Geraint Jones  

15 May 2014

We all know the benefits of a paperless office: more space, lower archiving costs, reducing the environmental footprint, tidier offices, etc. However, most firms struggle with the idea and I am almost certain that my office has more paper than ever before. It’s mainly down to me.

I still prefer to look at paper legislation rather than books on screen. I tend to use ring binders to file interesting articles rather than saving a PDF. I scrawl down notes on paper. I just cannot seem to make the transition.

I agree with Bill Gates that there will be a paperless toilet before there is a paperless office. I suspect that I am not alone, so, how can we all start hitting ‘save’ and stop hitting ‘print’?

First, engage all employees from
the top to bottom. Perhaps share stats about annual paper use, associated costs and the environmental impa...

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