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Transitioning to a Paperless Office

Benefits outweigh challenges of going paper-free.

The “paperless office” is one of the latest eco-friendly business buzzwords.

But what does it mean to facility managers?

It can mean space savings, increased efficiency, greater sustainability and a lower carbon footprint.

Confronting the paperless office challenge Moving to a paperless office requires all involved in the process to be on board. A manager can’t just dictate that the organization is migrating to a paperless office. Everyone needs to see the value in order for the changeover to be a success.

There are some hurdles in transitioning to a paperless office. Among the most significant is a business’ communication with other companies and individuals. Electronic communication requires all parties involved in the conversation to have easy access to appropriate and compatible software and hardware. It’s also important for the team to develop habits, practices and behaviours that support the paperless environment the organization is moving toward. The process requires a ‘do as I do’ approach, with regular communication with individuals to obtain feedback on what is and isn’t working.

Learn more about the Benefits of Going Paperless here.

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Published in the August 2013 edition of CFM&D Magazine

Written by

Marcia O'Connor

Owner at AMFM Consulting Group Inc.

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