In the past couple of decades, organizational leadership
has focused heavily on efficiency: operating lean and
asking their employees to maintain continuity with fewer
and fewer resources. But cutting budgets only goes so far.
In recent years, managers and workers have refocused on
a far more pertinent question: instead of doing the same
with less (efficiency), how can we do more with the same
Paper is a serious drag on both efficiency and productivity.
A worldwide survey conducted by industry analyst IDC
shows that document management challenges account for
a 21% loss of organizational productivity. Not that you need
numbers to convince you. You see it and feel it every day.
Email, accounting software, ERPs, digital publishing and a
hundred other technologies promise to eliminate paper
and usher in a golden age of digital perfection. But creating
a paperless office eludes many of us.
What is the best way
to move toward a paperless environment without losing
information? And how can you do it quickly?