If you’re working in an office that runs primarily on paper, you’re at a disadvantage. And that disadvantage will only get worse as time goes by. As companies convert to paperless processes, it will get more difficult for paper-only offices to keep up the pace.
Thanks to the effectiveness and efficiency of paperless technology, the competition will have more efficient processes, better customer service, quicker communication, faster document processing, more efficient billing, and on and on and on.
Productivity is a popular topic in the Paperless Movement community. We love productivity methods, systems, tools, hacks, and apps.
There’s a lot of information out there about how to become more productive, and a lot of it has to do with adding MORE to our already busy lives. For example: learning a new system, buying a new book, or getting another app.
What if there was a way to become more productive with less?
You’re up with the dawn, ready to start another day. You have a huge to-do list with some really important items on it that you have to get done.
You rush around all day, barely stopping for a bite of lunch. Then, when your workday is finally over, you realize there are still important items on your list you didn’t finish.
But how can that be? You rushed around like crazy all day. You wasted no time. How is it possible the most important things on your list didn’t get done?
Feeling tired and defeated, you decide there just aren’t enough hours in a day.
Ask any business person what their biggest frustration is, and chances are you’ll find email at the top of their list. Receiving and processing email can add a huge burden to an already overstuffed day.
In my day job, I receive up to 100 emails per day. This adds up to 500 emails per week and 2000 emails per month. Just imagine having this in your physical mailbox. Insane, right?