Change is often uncomfortable. In the business world, it can be downright disruptive. That may be why some organizations are continuing to resist the shift from paper-based processes to digitization. We get that.
There are scores of beneficial reasons to go paperless in the office. From reduced costs and enhanced document security to vastly improved productivity, it's impossible to miss the advantages.
Healthcare offices have multiple goals to meet in their patient records systems. Two of the most critical include security and accessibility. Paper-based systems are no longer adequate to meet either of these benchmarks, and today's healthcare facilities are doing everything in their power to adopt new methods for managing patient information.
The paperless office. We've been throwing the phrase around since 1978, but are we any closer to closing the gap as the year 2016 draws to an end?
If your goals to go paperless have become little more than an annoying and persistent inconvenience, perhaps it's time to reassess the benefits.
While your definition of "essential technology" may differ widely from that of your colleague down the street, there are a few technologies no firm should do without.
Don't Do Without These Three
Even if you're known for shying away from new technology, there are some basics you shouldn't be without. For most law practices, the following three technologies fall squarely into that category.
Envision this, if you dare: paper stacked and piled everywhere, haphazardly cascading over desks, filing cabinets, and boxes, all sense of organization gone. Imagine nearly 40,000 files in disorganized chaos—so much paper that its sheer bulk threatens the safety of workers in an office where the floors have begun to bow under the weight of paperwork.
While scanning has long been a requirement for the majority of law firms, electronic filing has made it more critical than ever.
Office clutter is in no ways uncommon; many office spaces have been plagued by it for years. But what is popping up all over the globe is the surprisingly clean, clear office with desks containing nothing but a computer and a few pictures of family. Wouldn't that be nice! There are tons of studies relating a cluttered home or office to increased stress and reduced productivity and creativity, so it's time to take that seriously. There are a few things you'll need to do to win the office battle against clutter.