Kids born the same year the paperless office was first predicted are old enough to be sending their kids off to college, but offices large and small are still buying paper and printers.
We’ll never see the much-predicted paperless office, but we’ve reached the age of a “paper-smart” office: digital documents when and where they make sense, printed documents when they are needed.
Despite improvements in digital screens, it is easier on our eyes to read printed content than digital content. Besides eye and other health benefits, research has also found that comprehension is stronger by reading on printed paper than on a screen.
According to a survey by Two Sides, 88 percent of respondents said that they understood, retained, or used information better when they read print on paper. Even millennials—digital natives—report that they prefer reading books on paper rather than on screen.