A paper free office is a desirable, yet elusive aspiration for many businesses. With a third of firms actually using more paper than ever before, could a paper light environment be a more viable alternative for your business.
The concept of the ‘paperless office’ emerged back in the mid-70s, but today – some four decades later – paper-intensive working practices and behaviours are still commonplace and office printing has been rising over the past 40 years.
Worldwide, people are printing a staggering 3 trillion pages every year.
And what of the printed output? The amount of data stored on paper is vast in most offices but is often unobtainable, filing staff leave, documents are misfiled or used and not replaced. This ‘big data’ contained in those documents has now to all intents and purposes disappeared.
But digitising everything is probably not the answer either. Download our white paper ‘Creating the Paper Light Office’ here to help plan your route to paper light