Whether you’re looking to save the environment or simply cut costs at work, it’s easier than you think to go paperless within your company. Here are a few tried-and-true tips for those who’d like to get in step with the 21st century.
Digitize Your Records
Not only are they an inconvenience, but physical records can also be damaged, torn, misplaced and stained, resulting in the need for additional copies and even more wasted paper. Start scanning and digitally archiving them so you can shred their hateful piles forever.
Embrace New Software
If you’re a photographer, there’s no need to rely on paper portfolios anymore, not when you can create a digital ones with the right software and email it to prospective employers. If you’re a lawyer, why are you still writing anything longhand? Click here to learn more about legal software that will automate your form letters and prioritize your chosen documents.
Pay Your Bills Online
Think about all the time you waste by opening bills, sorting invoices, writing checks, stuffing envelopes, finding stamps, et cetera. Think about all those labor costs for the employees in the mail room. Wouldn’t it be nice to save money and energy by switching to online bill pay?
Stop Using The Printer
Meetings can be scheduled by email. Paper documents become pointless when you can simply share a Google Doc across the office. Networked computers can eliminate the need for faxing between floors. There’s no reason to use a printer anymore, not when a little creative thinking provides plenty of alternatives.