General Eric Shinseki said, “If you don’t like change, you will like irrelevance even less.”
In an era of accelerating disruption, every organization faces change. That’s not easy. But electronic document management can enable agility and positive change.
Organizations with a long history of success are often the last ones to grasp the gravity of disruptive threats and initiate change. Organizational efficiency, removing costs from the bottom line, is a start, but it’s never the long-term solution. Businesses need new innovations and products, and new digital systems to sell, market and deliver those products. The need for change never ceases. The big question is what technologies will enable the optimization and innovation required to remain competitive?
Electronic document management and digital workflow are an ideal start. When information is accounted for and processes are lean, organization-wide “change management” becomes much easier.
Here are four ways companies reap the benefits:
- Physical paper and digital formats are captured and intelligently indexed to ensure coherent, efficient organization.
- Knowledge workers can define and optimize digital workflow for maximum productivity.
- Barriers to collaboration are removed.
- Integration with core business systems retains the value of current technology investments.
Jack Welch once said, “If the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, the end is near.”
When it comes to change management, don’t make things more complicated than they need to be. Focus on the role electronic document management can play in standardizing, digitizing, optimizing and enabling your most valuable processes to ensure your pace of innovation outpaces the rest of the world.