Why do we still print documents?

Recently I was presenting to a very senior banker. Efficiency, collaboration, unstructured work optimization and so on. He asked me a simple question… “Doctor, I agree with whatever you are showing. But I personally still ask my secretary to print the documents and I read them the traditional way. Many other colleagues also do the same thing. Are we doing something wrong?”

A very pertinent and genuine question which many people may have in their minds. In this article I address this question and provide a practical approach.

The short answer is this: People still print and read documents because nobody has shown them how to read documents effectively on screen. Having this knowledge will not eliminate printing. But at least you have two options to choose from – based upon your own discretion and the context.

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