Is Your Business Stuck in the Past?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:53

As a company that has been doing business here in South Florida for over 90 years, we know how easy it can be to stick with doing things the way they've always been done. The old ways are familiar, comfortable, and even nostalgic. But are they sending the wrong message?

A recent article at highlights a few common business practices with which many companies may be giving employess, customers, and partners, the impression that they are stuck in the past. According to Greg Walters, President of Walters & Shutwell, Inc.:

"...the workplace is transforming, and to maintain a competitive edge, businesses need to adapt the way that they manage information, communicate with people and best use technology. What worked yesterday is likely restricting your ability to move forward today."

Consider the way your business uses your copier. Is it used just for making copies? With the sophistication of today's multifunction machines, a copy machine that is used only for making copies can be almost as archaic as the carbon copy process. Walters says:

"Today, documents are often digested and disposed of in less than a day, making poor document processes an inefficient, wasteful activity.

Businesses who understand the new world of work know that the ability to automatically sort, search and compile information digitally has become a skill worth investing time into developing. Finding the right hardware and processes to make information available to your workers when and where it’s needed is today as essential as the work itself."

You can read the rest of the article over at to see how you can make sure your workflow processes are moving your business into the future.