Chuck your office printer out the window and don’t look back

Lee thinking about chucking a printer out of the window

How many times have you tried to print a document, only for something to go wrong half way through and cause you to waste an hour or two coming up with increasingly bizarre swear word replacements as you try to remain professional while dislodging a seemingly mythical paper jam?

We’d guess at a fair few.

But what if there’s another way? What if you never have to take an ink cartridge out and shake it in frustration ever again?

Advantages of going paperless

As well as being able to ditch the printer demon, there are lots of advantages to running a paperless office.

It’s good for the environment

Trees are great. Not only do they provide habitat for all kinds of wildlife, they purify the air we breathe, and they can even take on enough water via their roots to prevent floods – that’s pretty amazing. The long and short of the matter is that the fewer trees we chop down, the better.

It’ll save time

Not just the time you usually spend cursing the printer. You’ll save time not having to transcribe meeting notes, not having to decipher terrible handwriting (whether that be someone else’s or your own) and not having to search through the piles of paper you have stacked on your desk to find the document you printed and carefully filed in a stack a few days ago.

Reduced costs

You’ll be spending less money on stationery, printer paper, and ink. You can’t argue with that!

Go paperless with Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) has a whole host of features to help you make the change to paperless working seamlessly.

Every business has unique needs so might need different features, but the two main players are Microsoft Teams and Microsoft OneNote.

We’ve written at length about Microsoft Teams before, it’s not just about video calls and chat – you can also share and edit documents with your colleagues directly in teams, even keeping meeting notes together with a recording of the actual meeting – who needs those messy desk piles?

OneNote is a space where you can keep all of your ideas, little notes, the kind of things you’d want to scribble on the back of an envelope or scrawl on a post-it. It’s great for just mind dumping your thoughts, without writing them somewhere you can lose it easily.

If you’re considering going paperless, good for you! Get in touch with us, and we can advise you on the best tools to use, as well as implementing them going forward and help save some trees as well as your sanity! Just give us a call on 01373 768024 or use the calendar to book a call in our diary at your convenience:

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