3 signs you need to make your office

Your office needs to work with you, not against you. If your office is slowing you and your employees down, it can decrease productivity, put important documents and other files at risk, and lower employee morale.

A smart office is a great solution. Improved efficiency, better security, more accuracy. An all-round better workplace.

Here are 3 signs it’s time to make your office smarter.

Your equipment keeps breaking down

Outdated equipment just won’t cut it if you’re looking for efficiency. It’s slower, much more prone to breaking down, and doesn’t deliver the high quality products you want to sell.

Faulty equipment becomes very frustrating very quickly if you’re trying to deliver top-quality work to your clients.

Organising repairs and maintenance takes valuable time you don’t have. The costs stack up pretty quickly too.

Even if it’s not prone to breakdowns, older equipment will take longer to upkeep. Accessories such as print cartridges for older printers, for example, can be much harder to locate. Manufacturers update their products regularly for a reason, and your office needs to follow suit.

You’re struggling to juggle different tasks

If you’re running a small business, there’s a lot of work, and less people to delegate tasks to.

As a business owner, it’s natural for you to have a higher workload. But your work life balance is also really important. You want to dedicate a lot of time to your business to achieve your goals and keep your clients happy. But you shouldn’t be spending all your free time managing your office equipment or manually printing. Especially when there are systems that do the job for you (and in a much quicker, more secure way).

Low productivity leads to low morale

There’s no getting around it: faulty equipment and manual processes take up more time. If your employees have to spend time waiting for hardware to load or printers to get fixed, their productivity is going to take a hit.

There’s a strong correlation between low productivity and low morale. If employees can’t get their work done, it’s frustrating for them and for you. They might be stressed about missing deadlines, giving unsatisfactory work to clients. They can’t do their best if the equipment they’re using isn’t reliable.

Let’s face it – everyone hates the sound of a paper jam.

A smart office helps to improve efficiency and productivity amongst staff. Not just because it’s easier, but by using automated processes, you free up your employees to work on higher-value tasks rather than repetitive, menial ones.

AFP can help with your smart office

Even if you want to move to a smarter office, the thought of the transition can be quite daunting. That’s why we’re to help.

AFP offers a range of smart office solutions, from digital printing services to document management and scanning.

When you work with us, you get a digital partner every step of the way. Let’s work together to get your office smarter.