Here's the situation, I work for a large company as a Technical Consultant, we are about 2k employees worldwide.
Within the department I am part of, I am tasked to arrange for a supplier of ours to come in and deliver a specific service, they have sent us the contract to sign for the services. I am required to get two people's signatures to approve the budget for this.
My boss & team insist that all these contracts have to be printed out. So I have to go find the person and ask them to sign the papers.
To me this is outrageous and ridiculous, It makes me feel like we are still in the dark ages and there is no such thing as digital signatures or other methods to do this. I have tried suggesting signing digitally but both people said no to the suggestion.
How can I deal with this situation? And if handwritten signature is a must, shouldn't it be the responsibility of procurement or supplier analysts to do this? and not technical consultants?