As the work world around us speeds into the digital age,
more of us are beginning to feel printer’s remorse.
We get the email with a document attached from a
colleague or a client. We open it and read it on our computer
screen. And then – for a variety of reasons that usually can’t
be justified – we hit print.
As the printer hums to life and spits out pages, the feelings of
regret and doubt begin to sink in. Did I really need to make a hard
copy of this? Did I just waste my time and my company’s resources?
Chances are the answer is staring you right in the face from the
recycling bin filled with pages that other colleagues have already
read and discarded.
Even without seeing the hard numbers that prove how digitizing
work processes and reducing our reliance on paper can save
significant time and money, we get an inkling in our guts – all that
paper shuffling from hand to hand must be lethal to efficiency and
But still, companies of all sizes – from small- and medium-sized
businesses to large corporations – forge ahead and hit the print
button far more often than they should.
The recent findings from Xerox’s Digitization at Work report
reveal that less than 50 per cent of IT decision-makers currently
use processes that are mostly or fully digitized.
With that in mind, here are five signs you aren’t doing enough to
realize the benefits of going digital:
By Mohan Mailvaganam
FIVE SIGNS YOUR COMPANY ISN’T
DOING ENOUGH TO JOIN THE DIGITAL AGE
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HRPROFESSIONALNOW.CA ❚ AUGUST 2017 ❚ 31