Some 50 years ago, offices were packed with shelves, cabinets, and folders containing all sorts of paper documents.
As businesses grew, so did their needs for:
- physical storage space
- people to handle document creation, archiving, and retrieval
- expenses for maintenance and equipment
Workflows regarding document management became a nightmare with an ever-growing hunger for more resources.
Then, personal computers (PCs) entered the stage and made professionals dream of the time when all the documents will be created, stored, and searched digitally. In hopes of a more productive and automated office of the future, that dream was named “paperless office”.
Fast forward to present times–technology advanced greatly, but paper is still around. However, wondering why modern offices didn’t succeed in ditching the paper completely is a wrong question to ask. That’s because the term paperless office is often surrounded by a lot of myths and misconceptions.
Let’s see what things most people automatically assume when they think about the paperless office concept and why they are actually not true.
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