Did you know that May 16th is Love a Tree Day? It’s a day dedicated to showing our trees some appreciation for all that they do for us.
As a kid, I remember suffering through “Trees for Canada” days as a Boy Scout. The 9-year-old version of me was about as outdoorsy as the current version, so the sight of me lugging around a shovel twice my size, getting my rubber boots stuck in the mud, and handling prickly pine tree saplings without getting poked too much was quite the sight to behold. Back then planting (what seemed like) a 1,000 trees was all about earning one more merit badge.
But fast forward to today, and it turns out trees continue to impact my day-to-day life in the office. When it comes to enterprise organizations, paper-based workflows are often still the norm. Even as we all try to move towards paperless processes, an average office worker in the US goes through around 10,000 sheets of copy paper each year. Multiply by that by the amount of office workers and that equals to a lot of trees!
Take a look at this infographic on Mashable highlighting paper waste in the US.
Using paperless workflows can increase efficiencies
By moving away from paper-based workflows, organizations can do a lot more than just save trees. In fact, paperless document processes can be automated and help to increase efficiencies across the enterprise.
When moving to a paperless workflow, however, organizations may notice some process gaps during the transition. Take a look at this on-demand webinar where we detail how enterprises can smoothly transition over to a paperless workflow.
If we can save trees and save time, it’s worth giving it a shot.