Paperless office

@ronaldinu (12454)
Malta
October 13, 2008 8:47am CST
Our boss adopted a paperless policy. This means that notices issued to the staff are sent by email. All the staff has an email account and are expected to read their notices via email. I suspect that he has adopted this policy due to financial reasons rather than environmental ones. However I am in favour of this policy since it helps in the preserving of our trees. Do you agree with paperless policy or not?
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@ersmommy1 (12605)
• United States
13 Oct 08
Well it is one way to go green. I work from home. So I am used to this. All my notifications are sent through email. At this point every little bit counts, regardless of the reasons.
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@deeeky (3669)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
20 Oct 08
That is a great policy and if a lot more humans adopted that policly then a lot of trees would be saved and would benifit the environment immensely. That is why computers were made and the reckoned it would lead to a paperless office but there are far to many that what to see it in print and mostly in triplicate and multiples so everyone else can have a copy as well.
@cuttyrish (2662)
• United States
31 Mar 09
yes, i agree with that policy.. it does not only save paper, but it also saves ink.. and it would be nice to read notices in the email, than paper, because sometimes we just forget get a copy of the notice if we are not in the office or we are doing something..and it would also save time, because the staffs would read the notice even if they are at home, or in other places, so that when they enter the office, they are prepared..
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@MsTickle (24752)
• Australia
21 Oct 08
Provided people are not printing copies to file away for future reference.
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@katkat (2379)
• Philippines
20 Oct 08
It’s good that your boss go for a paperless office. It’s a one great step to go green. Tons of papers are being consumed everyday and with the global warming, having lesser tress would make it worst. I’m sure lots of people would be happy especially the environmentalist and naturalist that offices our going paperless. The more tress we have, the cooler it’s get and the less the effect of global warming on us. I just hope that everyone would turn paperless. Your office is a good example to everyone.
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@iyah10 (4116)
• Kuwait
17 Oct 08
well, it is also good for the office they could save from spending those bond papers that they will use everyday and for sure it is tons and I do agree to have a paperless policy to remain clean unless if it is a documents that has needed to be send to someone but for inside the office policy then it is good unless it need the signature......
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@shiloh_222 (5480)
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
hi. i agree. we need to save money and this is one way. and just like you said, it will save lotsa trees... great for the environment. happy mylotting
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@dragon54u (31185)
• United States
15 Oct 08
People will just print out the memos on paper so they'll have a record. I like paper better. As long as we keep up with growing new trees so that we don't suffer a shortage at any time of mature trees, I'll be for limited paper usage. Trees are important, they provide our oxygen just as we provide their carbon dioxide. They are beautiful. But they also provide jobs, so I'm not for a paperless society, just a LOT less paper!
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• Ireland
15 Oct 08
Yes, the paperless policy is good in a sense. I would however hate to get emails instead of the amount of junk mail that comes in through my letterbox everyday. I have now started to put this mail into an envelope and return it to the people who sent it and I don't even put a stamp on the envelope. Hopefully some day, these people will get the message not to be sending junk mail and wasting paper.
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@gtdonna (1740)
15 Oct 08
While there are some advantages of a paperless office, it all depends on exactly what the business is about. Some office do need that paper work done, for instance, charts that will have to be filled with certain info, receipts to be written and so forth. So there is a lot of pros and cons when it comes to whether an office shoudl use paper or not.
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@candysky (855)
• Malaysia
15 Oct 08
well, I think you are right... now the paper price increase to so high... and, i believe that for all the staff, won't save office paper because that is company expenses... well, i'm admin & trade mark executive in the company, so, I know that the paper price is increasing.... for paperless office, I think it is depend on what company is it... if that is a law firm, then i don't think they can paperless... all the document have to print out to become evidence, but if it is a IT firm, I think they can become paperless office... These all just my comment... Happy mylotting...
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@saundyl (9698)
• Canada
15 Oct 08
I think that theres a point to paperless but its not always possible to go entirely paperless. Its good for the environment and saves money...whatever reason as long as its not causing miscommunication its good. I've gone paperless with my work orders by creating a data base and accessing it via VNC from pc to pc. BUT if i didn't have that access the paperless wouldnt work because i would be forever walking back and forth to the front desk. I also like the ease of searching for the data im looking for.
• United States
14 Oct 08
It depends on what kind of company you work for. I worked for a law firm that wanted to go paperless but there were some old school attorneys who just loved having paper in hand so they could walk and talk and be mobile. It was met with a lot of resistance and it was never implemented. Notifications by e-mail is fine but somethings just need to be left alone.
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@fec139 (803)
• United States
14 Oct 08
This is an excellent policy! It is financially sensible, and even more importantly, it helps the environment. I get sick when I see the paper that gets thrown out from offices, or even from junk mail I receive!
• Malaysia
14 Oct 08
Hi Ronaldinu, i support the ideas of paperless policy. And it is really great that with the policy, it helps reduce the usage of paper and hence indirectly help preserving of our trees. But i do not think adopting these policy would help for the financial saving because once everything in electronic base, then a software or application will need to be in place, ex. backup? document control ? That would cause another big money, or else when audit come, it going to pay more.
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• United States
14 Oct 08
Technology is taking over! You must adapt to it because it can make life ALOT easier. There is people who are not tech savvy but take classes or something! The computer is a fine piece of work and once you know how to use it, it can do alot!
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• China
14 Oct 08
i agree with this point of view, but this is good .but must rely on the computer ,do not over-rely on computer line
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@PrarieStyle (2504)
• United States
13 Oct 08
That's a great idea. I opt in as often as I can for paperless bills too. My cable bill comes to my email address. It saves trees and money for a stamp.
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@walijo2008 (4649)
• United States
13 Oct 08
Yeah, I think its a good idea, at least you won't have papers lying around all over the place. Just like junk mail, they waste so much paper when they do that, I always end up having to shred it, otherwise I have papers lying all over the house.
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@Humbug25 (12552)
13 Oct 08
Hello ronaldinu I totally agree with this. If everyone has an email account it should be used efficiently! In my last full time job we were paperless but by law we still had to have certain things available in paper form like a manual on how to do our job!!
@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
13 Oct 08
Hi ronald, Yes I do agree with the paperless policy because it helps the environment. It doesn't really matter why your boss switched as long as he is doing the right thing. Of course there are going to have to be some serious decisions made in the near further with regard to the environment and it may not always save him money. We have a government here who has a very poor environmental record, and we are hoping to get rid of them, but of course big business would like to keep them in power because they are only looking at the money they are saving right now, and not thinking of their children's future These same big businesses are pouring money into the government's party and making it difficult for the ordinary citizen, who can see the problem, to be able to do much. Nevertheless I try to think positive and still believe there is a chance to defeat them. Blessings.
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