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The History And Types Of The Common Office Stapler
April 20th, 2015
The stapler is one of the most simple and common office supply items today. Staplers can fasten anywhere from two to several hundred sheets of paper together or attach papers to walls or boards. This device has a long history, as far back as the 1700’s. Today, there are several types of staplers. Before you purchase staplers for your office, take the time to learn about the differences.
History of staplers
The first known stapler dates all the way back to the 1700’s. Made for King Louis XV of France, each staple had an inscription with the royal court insignia. As paper use expanded during the 1800’s, there was a heightened demand for an efficient means of fastening papers together.
The 19th century saw several patents including those filed by George McGill, C. H. Gould, and Albert Kletzker. In 1877, Henry R. Heyl filed a patent for the first machine that could both insert and clinch a staple in a single step. The first machine to feature a compartment with a large load of ready to use staples came out a year later. Within months, George McGill was granted a patent for the first stapler that achieved widespread success, the McGill Single-Stroke Staple Press.
The four way paper stapler, which is the type that is most widely used today, was developed in 1941. The four way design allowed a user to staple paper to cardboard or wood or in a normal fashion. The user could choose the standard method of having the staples facing inward or rotating the plate and having the staples going outward.
Types of staplers for your office
Manual desktop staplers are the type that you see most often in the office environment. These devices are lightweight and portable. Typically desktop versions can take up to 20 pieces of paper, and are great for lighter stapling and organizing tasks. These devices use standard sized staples that have a length of approximately a quarter of an inch.
Electric staplers can be beneficial when you are dealing with large quantities of paper. This device uses a motor to press down on the staple head. There are a wide range of models available, including flat and saddle stapling designs. Most models have a button, foot pedal, or micro switch to activate.
Heavy-duty staplers have the capacity to handle a sizable stack of paper. Some models can handle up to 100 pieces of paper or more. You’re always going to get more speed with an electric model than a manual model, whether or not it’s heavy-duty strength.
Considerations when choosing a stapler for your office
Consider both the types of paper and the materials that you are creating. Some staplers have the capacity for saddle stapling, which allows you to staple paper along the spine to form books and pamphlets. Ask about the specifications for certain models to make sure that they meet your office needs.
If you’re concerned about speed, you should think about electric stapler options. You want to get a capacity that meets your needs without going overboard. If your regular stapling routine is fairly limited, you would be better off sticking with desktop staplers and spending the extra money elsewhere.
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How To Reduce Stress In The Office
April 20th, 2015
Stressed employees are not productive employees. With as many as 83 percent of United States workers experiencing stress at work, it’s a major issue for many organizations. To minimize stress and maximize production, it’s important for the office to stay organized, comfortable and focused on work. However, sometimes the best thing you can do to improve your productivity is to take a break. As you evaluate the stress in your office and look for ways to minimize it, consider the following factors.
Stay organized and improve time management
When employees have dedicated systems for recording appointments, planning goals, and filing paperwork, they are able to keep themselves organized at work. Organized employees are naturally going to be more productive and less stressed. Think about how much time you can save when you’re not constantly searching for the right papers and supplies. As you think about ways to help your employees’ organization, consider picking up binders, planners, calendars and storage systems. Having a good filing system, both short term and long term can offer lots of benefits to productivity.
Invest in good office chairs
People experiencing occupational stress often suffer from back pain, headaches, and a general fatigue. High quality, ergonomically designed office chairs improve posture. This improvement reduces the incidence of backaches and neck aches. Ergonomic office chairs can also decrease muscle tension, resulting in less headaches. Making the investment in new office chairs with an ergonomic design shows that you care about the health and well being of your employees.
As you weigh varying models, consider back support, seat support, position, and height. Look for chairs with molded foam seats and backs and imitation or top-grain leather. While Italian leather is the highest quality available, imitation leather is less expensive, easier to clean, and still highly durable.
Eliminate interruptions
Modern office workers are interrupted as many as seven times per hour and distracted up to two hours per day, resulting in stress. Employees can eliminate most interruptions by setting all phone and computer alerts to silent, checking in and responding to messages once per hour. If you can’t get anything done without someone stopping by to talk, put on headphones or if possible, close the door. Schedule times that you are available to talk. By scheduling these times, people get accustomed to emailing or stopping by when you’re actually available.
Take breaks
If you have a job that requires long stretches of sitting, you should make a point of getting up at least once every half an hour. Breaks are especially important if you work at a computer, as your eyes need time away from the screen. Encourage employees to use their small breaks to walk around the office, even stepping outside for a few minutes, weather permitting. Regular breaks allow employees to come back more focused and less stressed, maintaining a higher level of office productivity.
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5 Essential Supplies For Modern Office Organization
April 20th, 2015
Office supplies are a critical component of any office environment because they heighten productivity. There is a wide range of key office supplies from low-tech gear such as paper clips to high-tech gear such as computer projection screens. You must assess office supply needs on a regular basis to guarantee that employees have the supplies that they need to stay organized and productive. As you make an office supply checklist to stay on top of these needs, make sure that you include the following five items.
Binders with dividers
Binders with dividers can help employees with everything from organizing desk paperwork to preparing for upcoming presentations. Some binders even have color dividers to make office organization more straightforward. Over time, you will learn to recognize different tabs instantly according to their colors. This color-coding saves you time as you sort varying materials into ongoing binder files. One of the key aspects to maintaining long-term binders is regular clean outs. Taking even a few minutes once or twice a month to clean out old papers and re-file stray materials makes a big difference.
Daily planner or master calendar
If you haven’t used a daily planner or master calendar, it can be hard to understand why it is so important for organization. Planners and calendars are so much more than a place to write down times and dates for upcoming meetings. You can use these supplies to keep track of a wide variety of tasks, deadlines, and appointments. Also, you can use planners and calendars to plan short-term and long-term goals. There are an extensive range of planners and calendars on the market today. Work with your staff to determine what office supplies would be the most applicable for your organization.
Filing storage
Many office employees find it beneficial to have a small filing system to keep on top of their desks. These systems are great for sorting current phone memos, mail, and project paperwork so that they are organized and easily accessible. However, these systems are not so great for massive amounts of long-term storage. Be sure to have adequate filing storage for all types of paperwork so that employee work areas are not cluttered.
Paper clips and staplers
From organizing files for upcoming projects to putting together packets for monthly presentations, paper clips and staplers are essential. Consider ordering enough paper clips and staplers so that employees can have personal supplies and also have supplies located in communal areas. When you’re copying papers last minute before a meeting, having a stapler right by the copy machine can be a big time saver.
Desktop organizer
It is easy to get caught up in ordering small office supplies without thinking about how employees will keep them organized. Stocking these supplies is a great start. However, having an assortment of pens, pencils, paper clips, post-its, and small legal pads can make a desk cluttered. Purchasing simple, inexpensive desktop organizers can make a big difference when it comes to productivity and office morale.
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A History Of The Paper Clip
April 20th, 2015
A paper clip is a tool used to hold sheets of paper together. Typically this tool is made of steel wire and constructed in a looped shape. When a few sheets of paper are pushed between the two “tongues” of the clip, the tongues are forced to move apart, bending the wire so that it grips the sheets. This method of holding papers together has been around for centuries and is still used in the office today. The history of the paper clip is somewhat unclear. However, there are some interesting facts about this ever present office item.
Prior to paper clips
People began fastening papers together as early as the 13th century. During this time, people put ribbon through parallel cuts in the upper left hand corners of their pages. Eventually it would become commonplace to wax ribbons before threading the papers in order to make them stronger and easier to use. For about 600 years that was the preferred method of fastening papers. In 1835, Dr. John Howe invented a machine to mass produce straight pins. Soon using straight pins became a popular method of attaching papers.
Patenting the design
The design of paper clips used today was never patented. There are no definitive records about the original inventor and the location of the invention. In the 1870s, the Gem Manufacturing Company Ltd. produced the modern design in Britain. This phenomenon suggests, but does not prove, that the design was invented in Britain.
Inventor Johan Vaaler designed a paper clip in 1899. Vaaler received both German and American patents for this product in 1901. However, Vaaler’s design was not practical and as such, was never produced in any significant quantities. A Norwegian engineer working in Germany discovered Vaaler’s patents during the 1920s. This engineer recorded his findings before he realized that Gem had popularized their version in Britain. As such, Vaaler still received initial credit for the modern design. Post-World War II dictionaries and encyclopedias detail the paper clip as a Norwegian invention.
Protesting by wearing paper clips
During the World War II Nazi occupation of Norway, symbols related to the state or the royal family of Norway were outlawed. However, in the autumn of 1940, students at Oslo University began wearing paper clips on their shirts as a sign of resistance and solidarity. In this way, the students secretly but openly displayed their rejection of the Nazi ideology. The paper clip was chosen as their symbol because it binds things together, and it was erroneously thought to have been invented by a Norwegian, Johan Vaaler.
Paper clips today
In 1892, the United States was first introduced to the Gem design, which has become the most widely used design throughout the world. Currently this product is made of metal or plastic and is available in multiple sizes and colors. Today, ACCO is the top producer in the United States, and has nearly 40 machines that make this product. Some of these machines are over 50 years old. Americans use eleven billion paper clips annually, and the majority are made in this country. This fact is possibly because there are over 100 tariffs on importing this product. These tariffs do not include plastic covered paper clips, most of which are manufactured in China.
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History Of Calendars
April 20th, 2015
Most of us look at calendars frequently, they keep us organized and the pictures often add some color and cheerfulness to our work area. However, not many people know how the calendar we use today came to be. Here is a brief history from moon phases, to the adjustments made by the Egyptians, the Roman change, and finally to the Gregorian reform.
Lunar
There were a phenomenal number of calendars used during ancient times. In many cases, local areas had their own that didn’t necessarily coincide with anyone else’s. The ancient Chinese Babylonians, Ancient Greeks and Jews all used some version of a lunar calendar, which is based on the cycle of moon phases. The lunar calendar that was closest to the solar year was based on a 19-year period. Most of those years had 12 months, but seven of them had 13. The difference was about one week per 19 year period, or about 5 weeks per century.
This lunar calendar was adopted by the Arabs, but later restricted to 12 months every year. So now the Islamic calendar represents a lunar year with 354 days. Because of this difference, the months and religious observances migrate through all the seasons of the year.
Egyptian
The Egyptians used a civic calendar containing 12 months of 30 days each for a 360 day year. This arrangement precisely lined up with the solar year only once every 1,460 years. The Egyptians figured out that the solar year was actually 365-1/4 days. So, around 4000 B.C., the Egyptians started adding five extra days at the end of the year to align with the solar year. These extra days became a festival, as it was unlucky to work during that time. But instead of making some kind of adjustment for the ¼ day, they just let it accumulate. Because of this, by the time it got to the end of the 1,460th year, their calendar was actually a whole year ahead. This also meant that the months migrated through the seasons. The Egyptians also used a religious calendar that was based on the lunar cycle and was linked to agricultural cycles and positions of the stars.
Roman
The Roman, or Julian calendar, is named after Julius Caesar. Roman superstition deemed even numbers unlucky, so this calendar had four months with 31 days, seven with 29 days and one with 28. The total days on the Julian calendar ended up being 355 days. Eventually, the Romans resorted to adding an extra month with 22 or 23 days every two years to try to keep aligned with the seasons. That extra month proved to be unsuccessful. Eventually, the calendar was so far off that drastic reform was necessary. It was decreed that 46 B.C. was to be 445 days long to bring it into alignment with the solar year. At that time several changes were made that we still use today. The year was based on the solar year. The months were 30 or 31 days long. And an extra day was added every four years to account for the extra ¼ day. The beginning of the year was also moved to January 1, instead of the vernal equinox. The Eastern Orthodox Church still uses this calendar to determine religious holidays; however it is actually 11-1/2 minutes longer than a solar year.
Gregorian
The Gregorian calendar is the version most of us use today. While lunar calendars are used in some countries and cultures to designate important religious observances, the Gregorian has been adopted in most places for civil purposes.
By the 15th century, the Julian calendar was about a week behind the solar year, but reforms weren’t started until 1545. In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII eliminated 11 dates in October to adjust for the difference, and the Gregorian calendar was to be used from then on. The leap year rule changed. One day was added every four years except in a century year. Three leap years are eliminated every four centuries to ensure long term accuracy. The Gregorian calendar is still longer than a solar year by about 26 seconds, but won’t be a whole day ahead until 4049. Catholic countries adopted the new system immediately, but many other countries didn’t adopt it until after 1700. Since Pope Gregory XIII, other proposals for calendar reform have been made, but none have been adopted.
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How To Keep Employees Healthy And Productive At The Office
April 20th, 2015
Happy and healthy employees means a higher productivity at the office, less time off for illness, and an all around energetic and positive work environment that people are proud to be a part of. To keep employees healthy, start by keeping the workplace clean, providing a comfortable work area, reducing worker tension and keeping the energy level up. These are a few simple suggestions that will definitely pay off for bosses, while making life a lot sweeter for employees.
Clean offices and healthy employees
Nothing smells worse and can give you a headache like industrial chemical cleaners. Switch to green cleaners for your cleaning staff or employees to use, and reduce any illnesses or headaches caused by harsh chemicals. Plus, green cleaners are environmentally friendly. Provide a sink and cleaning products for employees to clean dishes and coffee mugs. Breeding germs breeds illness, and keeping your work environment clean can reduce the chances of employees becoming sick and needing time off work. Businesses can even hire a janitorial service to come in and keep their office clean if they choose not to do the extra work themselves. Pay special attention to the kitchen areas and all communal areas such as the water cooler, refrigerator, microwave, and bathrooms. Some illnesses are airborne. Keep air filters changed and replaced as needed to keep the air in your office fresh.
Comfort is key
While sitting at a desk is the way most people conduct their business day, it is not necessarily the best for your body. However, there are ways to improve desk time and keep your employees healthy and productive. Providing your staff with ergonomic desk chairs, desks, and other office furniture reduces muscle strain and injuries. Even small changes like using monitor filters reduces eye strain, and monitor risers can eliminate the possibility of carpal tunnel syndrome. Changing posture can completely change the way you sit at a desk. An ergonomic chair can help position you correctly and ensure your back stays pain-free all day. It’s worth it to invest in comfortable furniture and supplies to help alleviate any discomfort for your employees, and they will know that work doesn’t have to be drudgery.
Reduce tension
Sitting at a desk all day can tighten muscles, cause pain, and generally make you feel achy. Get employees out from behind their desks and allow them some time outdoors to take a refreshing walk each day. This keeps legs from developing clots, muscles from becoming sore, and just allows everyone a much needed break during the course of a long day. Another way to loosen up your employees is to allow once a month massages for everyone. Have a massage therapist come to your office every few weeks and give employees the treat of a free massage. This keeps employees feeling relaxed and ready to work.
Keep energy level up
One of the hardest things to do, as many of us know from experience, is staying in a good mood and keeping a high level of productivity when we are hungry or thirsty. Sometimes a healthy snack and some hydration can get us going, and provide a second wind when our energy is zapped. Stock snacks for your employees, such as crackers, granola bars, fruit, nuts, and easy to grab items that provide a high level of energy. Keep a wide selection of drinks available, such as water, tea, coffee, and juice. Every company should have a large refrigerator so that employees can bring their own food if they like, but provide options in case they don’t. This ensures everyone has energy boosters and replenishment throughout the long, busy work day.
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Use A Professional Office Space Designer To Create A Functional, Aesthetically Pleasing Workspace
April 20th, 2015
An office space designer can make planning a new office space or redesigning an existing office area simple and stress free. When you hire a qualified, experienced office space designer, you get a wealth of knowledge that will benefit you in every aspect of the project. A qualified, professional office space designer will be able to help you determine the best use of space, the necessary furnishings and even the final decorative touches to make your workspace more appealing.
Qualifications
Make sure to inquire about credentials and prior experience of anyone you are considering hiring to design your office space. While it is not necessary that the individual have advanced design degrees, it is important that they have ample training and extensive experience, particularly in the area of professional offices. Reputable office space designers are happy to provide testimonials and references. When possible, you may even want to consider checking out the office space designers finished projects in person so that you can see the work for yourself.
Full service from start to finish
You want to hire an office space designer who is committed to working with your company on the entire project. From finding the space to adding the final decorative touches, he or she should be an integral part of the process. If you’ve spoken to some of the references, you should be able to get a good idea whether or not the designer follows through with the clients.
Consideration of individual needs
A professional office space designer should be prepared to offer tailored advice and insight for your specific office space needs. A physician’s office has different needs from a marketing firm or a law office. Hire an office space designer who will provide tips that are appropriate for your project. The needs of individual employees, and executives should be considered and addressed.
Accommodations for space
You need to allow adequate space for executives and other senior professionals in the office including presidents, vice presidents, CEOs, and chairmen. Then consider how much room you will need for the employees and the conference rooms. Make sure to plan accordingly. Finally, consider how much space is needed for reception and break room areas. An office space designer will work with you to determine the appropriate dimensions and layouts that work best for your organization.
Accommodations for budget
Every business has a budget for a new office building or remodeling project. Be realistic about your budget and the time frame for the project. Share this information with the designer early in the project. The more details that you give them, the better to assist you.
Consultation for growth and expansion
Your relationship with an office space designer should not end the minute the project is finished. You may want periodic consultation on any number of design topics including downsizing and expansion. While this office space may be perfect for your current needs, those needs are likely to change over time. Stay in touch so that you will be able to call upon the designer to help you with future projects. They are already familiar with the company and you know that you are going to get great service.
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Printer Ink Is Called Liquid Gold
April 20th, 2015
One single drop of printer ink costs more than the most expensive, finest champagne. Computer experts refer to ink as “liquid gold” because of its high dollar value. Printer ink is one of those office supplies we tend to take for granted. We replace our cartridges frequently when they run out, and we may complain about the price. However, we often don’t know the story behind what makes printer ink so expensive.
Printer ink: a process
Printer ink must go through rigorous testing methods to ensure that it can withstand heat. The ink is shot through a nozzle one-third the size of a human hair at about 30 miles per hour. Then it has to dry instantly on paper. It takes between three and five years to develop a new cartridge for your printer. Hewlett-Packard, or HP, is just one of many printer manufacturers that spends millions of dollars on research to ensure they are creating the best printer ink available. Along the way, 1,000 prototypes have been built and discarded.
Microchips
Companies make it nearly impossible for you to use anything but the brand name cartridges. Using cheaper ink in your printer won’t work for this reason. The price of actual printers has gone down. Printer manufacturers know that if you buy an inexpensive printer, you will continue to fill it with replacement printer ink. Businesses very rarely turn a profit solely from the printer itself, but plan to make their money on replacement ink cartridges. By spending millions of dollars to create the best printer ink, these companies are guaranteeing that you get the perfect product at a reasonable price.
Why can’t you use generic ink in your printer? The biggest printer ink manufacturers implant microchips in their ink cartridges, and the printer won’t accept or use anything that it doesn’t recognize. This practice ensures that only quality tested ink cartridges can be used in the printer.
Saving money
There are a few ways you can go about saving money on printer ink. You can refill your own cartridges with ink. This requires some knowledge and can be quite messy. Another option is to switch from an inkjet printer to a laser printer, which uses toner instead of refill cartridges. Take advantage of bulk pricing by buying the oversized cartridges to save money, but don’t let cartridges sit so long that they go past their “use by” date. Avoid inkjet printers that contain tri- color cartridges. Those must be replaced even if only one color is empty. Make sure to always preview what you print. You can save money on ink by not having to reprint the same document because an error was missed on the first copy. Take a look at your printer’s driver or software settings. There should be an ink saver mode available. Print a draft version and save the high quality for the final product. Don’t be so quick to replace your cartridges when you have been alerted that they are running low. Chances are you still have some time left, so wait until the quality of printed work is starting to fade.
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Benefits Of Drinking Coffee At Work
April 20th, 2015
Many of us look forward to enjoying a break with a cup of coffee while at the office. Going to get a cup offers an opportunity to move around a little and helps us re-focus on the task at hand. Here are a few things you may not know about this much loved tradition.
History of the coffee break
Although the exact origins of the coffee break are a bit of a mystery, it is generally agreed that it started in the early 1900’s. Many companies claim to be the first to offer employees a pause in the workday to re-energize by drinking a cup of joe. After World War II, many unions insisted on the inclusion of java breaks in their contracts. The term “coffee break” was officially coined in 1952 in an ad campaign sponsored by the Pan-American Coffee Bureau. The term gained popularity later when psychologist John Watson used it in advertising for Maxwell House.
Health benefits
The caffeine in coffee is the most used psychoactive substance in the world. Most of us, even non-coffee drinkers, are familiar with the effects of caffeine. It’s a stimulant, and makes you more alert. Since caffeine is psychoactive, meaning it crosses the blood-brain barrier, many studies have shown that it has a positive effect on many different brain functions. Studies indicate that coffee can improve recollection, mood, attentiveness, energy levels, reaction times and general cognition in humans.
Many people don’t realize that java is loaded with antioxidants and has nutritive value that can actually help improve your health. These nutrients include several B-complex vitamins, potassium, and magnesium.
Studies show that coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of several serious diseases, probably due in part to the high nutrient and antioxidant content. Coffee drinkers have a 23-67% reduction in the risk for type 2 diabetes. Alzheimer’s disease is also reduced by up to 65%. For those that drink four or more cups per day, you can enjoy a reduction of up to 80% in the risk for cirrhosis of the liver caused by hepatitis.
Another reason coffee may contribute to lower disease risk is its natural ability to aid the body in burning fat. Caffeine is found in almost every commercially available weight loss supplement. Several studies show that caffeine can boost one’s metabolic rate by 3-11%, and can increase fat burning by 10-29%. However, it is possible that these effects diminish in long-term java drinkers.
In other research, The US National Institutes of Health also found a link between drinking coffee and a lower risk of death. People in their 50’s and 60’s who drink three or more cups of joe a day were found to have a 10% lower risk of death compared to those who don’t drink coffee at all. This study also found the same results for drinkers of decaf.
Increased productivity
We’ve already talked about caffeine’s effect on brain function. Obviously being more alert and able to think well will help you do your job better. For example, studies of night shift workers found that coffee was effective at counteracting sleepiness and caffeinated workers made fewer mistakes.
Caffeine has been shown to help reduce pain. For desk workers, studies have shown caffeine is effective in reducing those little aches and pains in necks, shoulders, and wrists often experienced from leaning over a desk or using a computer all day.
Another way coffee can help you work is by easing social interactions. That time you spend interacting with your co-workers can help you work better as a team and be more productive.
Of course taking a break from work for a few minutes can help you regain your concentration and clear your head for more effective problem solving. According to the UK’s National Health Service, our energy levels are at their lowest around 2:15 in the afternoon, so it’s likely you might feel the need for a coffee break around then. How long it takes to feel the effects can vary, but for most people it’s within 15-30 minutes.
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