More than ever, the home has become the center of daily life, serving as the office, school, daycare, restaurant, and more. Even as the world gets back to “normal” with in-person activities starting up again, working and learning from home – at least part of the time – will likely be the “new normal” moving forward.
Face-time vs. Phone-time: Which type of meeting should you schedule?
May 12, 2021 | Industry News, Office Life
Video conferencing has quickly grown in popularity over the last year with the mass transition to remote work. While video conferencing is a powerful tool to bridge the location gap and connect teams virtually, the rapid increase in popularity has overshadowed audio-only calls as the best option for certain meetings.
The “New” Work Necessities: One Year Later
Apr 28, 2021 | Hot Topics, Paper Smarts
Our shift to remote work, the increased reliance on technology, the change in our daily commute, and the growing need to maintain a solid work-life balance. With this shift came a reliance on a new set of necessary tools for the workday.
The “New” Office Life: One Year Later
Apr 7, 2021 | Industry News, Office Life
When COVID-19 disrupted the world in March 2020, everyone was forced to alter their typical routines. What initially started as a two-week lockdown turned into our “new normal;” and even when the world gets back to business post-COVID, many changes to how we work are expected to last.
4 Easy Ways to Give Back During the Pandemic
Apr 1, 2021 | Sustainability / Community
When we think about giving back, our minds often gravitate toward causes that require cash donations. Money is always helpful. But giving back to your community during the pandemic can be much more rewarding and fun if you step a little outside of the box.
Everyday Products for a More Sustainable Life
Mar 29, 2021 | Sustainability / Community
Many people have committed to the basics of sustainable living – consistent recycling, limiting single-use products, driving less to regulate gas use, etc.
Finding Quality Products Starts with You
Mar 22, 2021 | Hot Topics, Paper Smarts
When we think about quality, we often think about how well or poorly something is made. With paper, that’s partially true. The manufacturing process is important in creating a quality sheet, but what’s more important in determining total quality are performance and outcomes – how well-suited a paper is for what you need to accomplish.
Small Business Marketing Trends for 2021
Mar 12, 2021 | Office Life
Marketing lies at the core of small business success. You can sell the best products or offer the best services, but you will not succeed if no one knows you exist.
Setting Up a Reach Out and Read Site is as Easy as ABC
Feb 24, 2021 | Sustainability / Community
Imagine a world in which every kid looks forward to going to the doctor. Where story time happens not only at the library, but also in local pediatricians’ offices. Where reading and literacy are viewed with the same developmental importance as waving goodbye or learning to tie your shoes.
Tips and Tricks to Make Your Home Office More Comfortable
Feb 11, 2021 | Office Life
Whether working at home or in the office, your filing system can support the management and growth of your business – if implemented the right way. Here are five essential elements to creating an office filing system that works.
A Simple Formula to Influence Strategy
Feb 3, 2021 | Office Life
Traditionally, procurement and supply chain management have been viewed as secondary functions compared to others in management. Depending on whether your company is Finance, Operations, Sales or Marketing driven, it seems like key decisions are made by others and procurement is responsible for negotiating the best deals to make it happen.
The Right Tools to Use to Save Big
Jan 27, 2021 | Office Life
The COVID-19 pandemic has been brutal to nearly all businesses. With nearly 79% of small businesses reporting a negative effect by last summer*, cutting costs is more important than ever to survive in this tough environment. Here are some user-friendly virtual tools to help you get work done on a budget.