Going Paperless

835 Words Mar 9th, 2012 4 Pages

As the economy weakens, Americans begin to find ways to save money. One of the latest trends in saving money is considered “the paperless office”. This new paperless office method is a concept that is now considered “Green”, also known as environmentally friendly. These “Green” approaches are engineered to help save money and save the environment. A paperless office does not completely eliminate paper in a work environment, but rather uses a minimal use of paper taking on a smarter approach by converting all documentation into a technological form. Reducing the use of paper in a work place improves efficiency, saves money, time and space.

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Another great advantage is the window of opportunity created in the workplace. Fewer employees will be needed to occupy employment status such as filing and copying, providing for openings in new avenues of the business. Companies will be able to place employees in specific work areas of the business which will then help the company run more efficiently.

Efficient time management plays a huge part in the paperless office. Being efficient means saving time, which means less time on paperwork and more time dedicated to job duties and/or even customers. Efficient time management is also increased by employees locating specific documents on the computer through organized files, rather than spending time searching through potential misfiled documents or retrieving loose unorganized information. “The man hours of searching for lost paperwork are now over” (Carlson, 2009, p.51). By looking up documents in a computer; time is saved, all documents are stored in one place, multiple people can view or access these documents if needed, mistakes can easily be adjusted, and work stations are more organized. Computer documents will be sent electronically/wirelessly throughout the workplace. Damaged products or misplaced mailings are no longer a concern. Time is money!
The paperless office, which is now considered “Green”, is now more than ever becoming modernized into current culture. A ‘green’ business effectively uses

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