Here’s a little exercise to open creative and productive thinking…
What if the price of paper went up 10,000%? The $6 package that loads all the printers and copiers suddenly costs $600. What would you do differently?
Seem like a silly exercise? Associate the time, ink/toner and wear on print generating equipment with the use of paper and you’ll see the real cost.
Should you go paperless? No. Should you look at the amount of time and resource generating “stuff” on paper consumes? Yes.
Shameless Promotion: Consuming paper isn’t the real problem. Time. How much time is spent on the things that make a difference? How much time is spent making paper “stuff”? Let’s (you and I) look at ways to save you time and money. It can be done.
Chris Reich, Author of TeachU’s Business Talk Blog