The Paperless Office and Distributed Team: We Know the Way!

The Paperless Office and Distributed Team: We Know the Way!

So far in 2020, we've all learned that having a flexible, paperless way to manage business information and processes is incredibly important to maintaining business continuity through unpredictable disruptions.

But how do you achieve a state like that? What's the process for getting there? What technological tools do you need to make it happen? What software and business services will you need to support these big changes? What are the benefits of making the change?

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Should Knowledge Work-Based Companies Move Ahead Without Offices?

Should Knowledge Work-Based Companies Move Ahead Without Offices?

Just like shipbuilding happens in shipyards or toys get made (reportedly) in Santa’s workshop, the office is a factory for information processing. The concept of the modern centralized office came into existence during the early 20th century because civil servants, attorneys, accountants, and other office workers needed a place where they could work on and store paperwork, access tools, and collaborate with colleagues.  

However, computers have rendered many of those original information processing jobs obsolete, and now, artificial intelligence and automation are coming for what’s left. 

In addition, the McKinsey Global Institute says around 50 percent of current office work activities are now automatable with today’s existing technology. Combined with the fact that people no longer need to go to the office to access their tools of the trade or colleagues—along with an unplanned, yet successful, field testing of remote work technology as primary work infrastructure—companies are now seriously asking the question... 

Do we really need offices anymore? 

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Solutions for Seismic Societal Shift: How Should Your Business React?

Solutions for Seismic Societal Shift: How Should Your Business React?

The Covid-19 lockdown began on the Ides of March, and today’s business leaders might be well advised to be smarter than Julius Caesar and heed the soothsayer’s warning to “beware the Ides of March”...and take necessary steps now to survive the future.

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Instantly Activate Cloud-Based Business Infrastructure with BPO

Business Process Outsourcing - Remote Work - Imaging Office Systems

 

A few months ago, offices became the feared breeding grounds of a global pandemic, and businesses in America and all over the world needed to pivot. We needed to find new ways to utilize our business resources, new ways to communicate, and new ways to process and route important documentation.

For many, it’s been quite a scramble to figure out how to handle business processes that were previously facilitated by the infrastructure of everyone being together in a physical office. 

For example, before in the office, if we needed Steve to sign something, he was there to do it. If we needed Angie to look at this pile of applications for this position, we could plop them down her desk and ask her to have at it. We could pass mail around as necessary. And of course, we could forward emails around or have instant messaging chats...and then get into a room together to discuss something if a conversation becomes too unwieldy for those channels. 

Long-term remote work forced a recalibration of all these essential business processes and more. One piece of good news in these crazy times is that, technologically, we were prepared for this moment...  

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HR Info Management Solutions That Rock Your Work-from-Anywhere World

Human Resources Remote Work Webinar | Imaging Office Systems

 

HR Automation from Imaging Office Systems is a low-cost, yet powerful, solution for managing complex HR workflows. We can quickly implement a custom-designed system for your organization that can process and digitally manage all types of information, whether it comes into your possession in digital format or on paper.

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