The decision to go paperless can benefit not only your company and your employees, but it is also a way to protect the environment. Aside from the many options being provided by technology, going green is also the trend in businesses right now in order to lessen the effect of climate change. On the practical side, going paperless saves the company a significant amount of money from purchasing office supplies.
If you’re hesitant to practice paperless transactions in your company, here are some points you need to consider that might help you to easily transition into a paperless office.
Going paperless saves time. The tedious routine of printing-filing-searching for documents manually will no longer be necessary. By just holding down “Ctrl + F”, documents will easily be retrieved which can give your employee substantial amount of time to focus on tasks that are more relevant to the company’s success.
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Over the last decade the “geography of the workplace” has shifted dramatically. Today’s workforce has become more mobile than ever, and every day, more and more people are working from virtual offices, client sites, home offices, coffee shops, airports, hotels, and any number of remote workplaces.
In the US alone, 20% of the adult working population (26.2 million) in 2010 were teleworkers . It has also been reported that there has been an 80% increase in “telecommunicating” employees from 2005 to 2012.
Why this enormous rise, you ask?
It’s because not only do remote teams allow businesses to reduce costs and recruit talent more efficiently, but they also increase productivity and even worker engagement. In fact, a 2009 Aon Consulting report.
This, of course, doesn’t mean that transitioning to a fully “virtual team” is totally without risk or challenges. Virtual teams can also be very hard to get right. When team members lack the ability to interact face-to-face, it can be difficult to build trust and to manage conflict. Communication is also often more challenging, particularly among global virtual teams, making it more difficult to overcome cultural barriers, which, in turn, can greatly impact your virtual team’s effectiveness.
So what can you do to maximize the productivity of your virtual team?
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Every businessman sees outsourcing as a channel for growth and as a means to reduce operational costs. While some companies do not necessarily need outsourcing help within the BPO industry, others may rely to service providers for the most part of their businesses. In this sense, outsourcing most business functions or operations to places where labor is much cheaper has been proven truly critical. There are several types of services that can be outsourced depending on the nature and size of the business involved. Here are the top services you can outsource.
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If you are an aspiring entrepreneur looking into promoting your own brand, then you must know how serious it is to try venturing into the online marketspace. Millions of blogs exist in the web while thousands of business tycoons promoting their products and services compete with the same goal in mind – increase their brand’s awareness.
As candid as it may sound, marketing is no easy feat. You can hire as many employees as you need so they can preach your crop; but as your market increases, the process gets more arduous and challenging. Thanks to online media, the possibilities of advertising have reached limitless boundaries.
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Every entrepreneur dreams to reach the mountain peak of their careers at some point of their venture. Who wouldn’t? after all, every dedicated businessman deserves to be successful as they not only invest their money to the business, but also their time, resources, expertise, and most importantly, their efforts – just to be ahead of the game. Countless businessmen have scratched their heads every now and then, trying to make the most of their business chunks in order to come up with something brilliant, productive, systematic, and of course, profitable.
True enough, the worldwide trade is tangled with smart professionals who make the world tick and every so often, they contribute largely to the advancement of major commercial trends.
Today, outsourcing has become a major hit to the market and just like a blockbuster movie hitting the big screens, more and more entrepreneurs are being persuaded to join the craze. But is it really just a passing trend? or a smart business move that is meant to last long-term?
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This may be a relatively simple question to ask yourself, however an honest appraisal of the conclusions you reach are vital in terms of maximising the benefits of this decision.
Truly understanding the reason why you are choosing to outsource will help you develop the most effective strategy for building your virtual team – but beware, if low cost is your only identifiable factor, you are already entering dangerous waters.
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