In your typical office environment going paperless can be a difficult task. But why continue to keep the clutter around? Why not find another way to reduce your carbon footprint, become more organized and enhance the security and privacy of your office documents. Here are a few good tips on going paperless in your office.
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So, if you’re truly going to take the big step and go completely paperless, that means you’ll have to eliminate all the current paper filed in your office. For this you’ll need to have a nice talk with your IT department and try to obtain a scanner. A basic scanner will work fine; after all, you’re just scanning documents. If you’ve got a large amount of paper files, spending 30 minutes a day scanning will help to eventually eliminate all these files. But before you start scanning, first create a clean and organized file folder system in your computer. This will help you to quickly retrieve items from your computer.
Instead of printing actual paper documents, print them to PDF. File these PDF’s in their appropriate folder. Keep in mind again that a good folder organizational system is very important here. But in case you do lose files, there is the handy search feature built into Windows and OS X. Have a […]