How to Use Color-Coding to Improve the Office
When the workspace becomes chaotic, color-coding may offer a solution. Here are some tips on how to implement a simple color-coding solution in your office.
- Developing your code. Start by evaluating your current environment. If colors are already associated with specific projects or departments, consider working those into your new system as-is. And depending on how many colors and categories you create, map out a color-code key to help maintain the system.
- Tools. Colored file folders, binders, and labels are all great options to help implement your new color code. Using colored paper, like Boise FIREWORX® Premium Multi-Use Colored paper, that matches up with the same colored folder or label will help eliminate any confusion on where a file belongs.
- Organizing files by color. If your teams are regularly passing documents or files back and forth, it’s a good idea to assign colors to departments or tasks. Colored file folders help distinguish which documents need to head to the HR department or be reviewed by the financial team.
- Color-code your calendar. Ease the stress of a full calendar by assigning colors to events to get a better understanding of your day-to-day activities. Visualizing events like this can help control how much time you allocate to each activity or project.
- Color code your inbox. Many email systems have settings to adjust how emails are displayed in your inbox. Assign colors to specific people or subject lines, such as your manager or a project you’re currently working on, and let your inbox prioritize itself.
Check out the most recent posts
The Best Multitasking Paper for the Whole Family
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?
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
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
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.
Top selling claim measured by NPD Group, a global leader in market research and customer insight; Total Boise Paper brand revenue from January 2014 – November 2017