|By PR Newswire||
|February 8, 2014 12:00 PM EST||
BEAVERTON, Ore., Feb. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In any endeavor, it is often very important and beneficial to collaborate with someone else. In business, collaboration is especially important for a number of reasons. Pacific Office Automation Salem espouses the notion that businesses can become more successful by fostering an environment in which collaboration is valued.
"The most important thing is making the opportunity for collaboration available," said a representative with Pacific Office Automation Salem. "We have worked with some companies whose employees have noted that they are just too busy to work with others on a project, and frequently the tasks that are making them busy are logistical tasks that are not geared toward revenue generation."
The representative noted that the offices that have the most frequent collaboration are also the most streamlined in terms of their office workflow processes.
"The offices that effectively foster a collaborative environment are really efficient when it comes to logistical tasks," said the representative. "By ensuring that their office works in an efficient manner, these companies allow their employees plenty of time to focus their efforts on revenue generating tasks, and also allows for plenty of opportunities for collaboration."
There have been several studies conducted recently that show the negative impact that competitive work environments produce. Employees are more productive and creative when they feel that they are working within a team concept rather than competing against their fellow employees.
"A lot of this has to do with a feeling of support," said the representative. "When employees do not feel as though they are operating alone in their tasks, and instead feel part of something larger than themselves, they are simply more productive."
The impact of collaboration underscores the importance for companies to ensure that they are providing opportunities to their employees to work with others on their projects. This means that employees need to be freed from tasks that are both time consuming and logistical in nature.
"We specialize in optimizing workflow processes for this very reason," said the representative. "It is incredibly important to have employees working on the tasks that will bring the company revenue. When the workflow processes are inefficient, there is too much time wasted on logistical tasks. This time could be much better spent collaborating."
About Pacific Office Automation
Pacific Office Automation (http://www.pacificoffice.com) is a leader in managed print services and office solutions. Since 1976, Pacific has grown to become the industry's largest independent dealership with over twenty locations throughout Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado. The company is also one of the world's largest dealers for Konica Minolta, Canon, Ricoh, Sharp, Lexmark, Toshiba, and HP copiers, printers, faxes and multifunctional devices, as well as Muratec faxes. At Pacific, we believe the best way to serve local clients is to focus our attention and energy on helping customers until we can say, "Problem Solved."
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