The Paper Chase: Cutting Back on Paperwork

Duration : 2 hours Course Level : Introductory Delivery Method : Online
Course Cost : £41.99

Experts have been predicting its arrival for over thirty years but for many businesses, ‘the paperless office’ seems as remote as ever. Internet communication, for example, has increased – rather than reduced – the amount of printing we do: the use of email in a business has been shown to raise paper consumption by an average of 40%! [1]

The Paper Chase: Cutting Back On Paperwork will help any business to enjoy the benefits that working without clutter can bring: improved office efficiency, a reduced carbon footprint, an end to lost files, reduced costs and a better working environment.

The course provides a simple introduction to the skills needed to manage, control and reduce paperwork. By following the techniques explored, staff will be able to immediately implement new systems and processes that minimise unnecessary paperwork.

[1] Source: BIOS Small Business Computing, December 2007

Who is the course for?

The Paper Chase: Cutting Back on Paperwork is an ideal course for any employee who needs to be more organised, efficient and effective in the way they handle paperwork.

This course is appropriate for any business sector, there are no formal entry requirements and employees do not need any prior experience.

What will you get from this course?

When you have completed this course, you will be able to:

  • understand the problems caused by clutter
  • get rid of junk
  • organise paperwork in order of priority
  • understand the rules for ‘action paperwork’
  • file paper documents effectively

Course features

Famous faces including Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders will show you how to control paperwork – before it controls you! The course follows an office worker who’s swamped by paper and the manager who helps her to change her ways and reap the rewards of a clutter-free working environment.

Set in everyday surroundings, well-known performers act out realistic situations in a light hearted and entertaining way that will help you recognise some common errors and understand how to correct them. The familiar settings and witty role play will help you to apply the material to your own workplace.

Before you begin you’ll take a short test to help identify any knowledge gaps. As you work through the course you’ll be presented with simple exercises to check your learning.

You can start the course straight away and access it at any time, providing you have the use of a computer with an internet connection. The course is available for six months from the date first accessed.

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