Employees Want Tech to Create a Greener Workplace

By Dennis McCafferty
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    Employees Want Tech to Create a Greener Workplace

    Employees Want Tech to Create a Greener Workplace

    Today's tech-savvy professionals believe that advanced technologies should be used to create a greener workplace—one that digitizes many paper-based processes.

The digitization of today's workplace is all about empowering modern professionals with lots of cool technologies. But, amid all the buzz about the latest business-benefiting apps and platforms, too many organizations are overlooking a very basic need: to eliminate many paper-based processes. That's the impression conveyed by a recent survey from Y Soft. The resulting report, "Digital Transformation Expectations in the Workforce," reveals that the majority of employees—many of them young and tech-savvy—feel that their company still depends on too many paper-driven processes that could be digitized. Many of the survey respondents believe that the huge volume of printing in organizations has a negative impact on the environment. Others said that their employer has not even developed policies about how printing should be done to save on paper usage, such as printing on both sides of a page. The findings also cover employee adoption of cloud storage, and the preference for greater flexibility in working hours, and we've included those here. A total of 100 U.S. workers from 18 to 44 years of age took part in the research.

This article was originally published on 2017-09-05
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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