Proper application and selection of storage products can provide a wide range of benefits ranging from accessing information more efficiently to reducing lease space requirements.
With the trend toward digitizing the office, use of the traditional office file cabinet is giving way to reconfigurable file cabinet systems and a different way of thinking regarding how and where office filing is placed in work areas.
Additionally companies are gaining more employee work efficiencies by creating centralized storage and teaming areas in their workspace. By creating centralized storage areas for teams, these workers not only have shared records that are more efficient, but also have easily accessible meeting spaces that replace the need for using a conference room. Now meetings that used to take 30 minutes are reduced to quick 2-5 minute discussions with all the records right at hand.
Some companies need to think beyond simple office file cabinets. Today, storage solutions, such as high density track storage systems, can reduce the amount of lease space needed to store documents by up to 50%.
Office file cabinets, as with most other furnishings for the work place, have evolved to become more flexible, more efficient and more accommodating of changes in document needs.