Creating a Home Office that Works for You

Home Office by Matthew Oliphant

By Lissa Cupp, vice president, e-Commerce & Consumer Marketing, ACCO Brands

Are you ready to start your dream business right from your own home? Or have you been given the flexibility to work remotely for your job? Whichever the case, the establishment of a functional home office is needed. Following are several things to consider in making sure your home office works for you: Continue reading Creating a Home Office that Works for You

System Error: Too Much Clutter!

System Error by Justin Marty

By Lissa Cupp, vice president, e-Commerce & Consumer Marketing, ACCO Brands

It’s nearly impossible to completely escape clutter. Whether it’s a junk drawer, the in-box at work or a stack of newspapers near the front door, clutter somehow makes its presence felt.

This clutter, in turn, leads to stress, leaving you feeling overwhelmed, frustrated and unproductive. Unfortunately, there is carry-over of these negativities from work to home and vice versa. The result is a breakdown of an ideal work/life balance. Continue reading System Error: Too Much Clutter!

Get Your Email—and the Clutter Within—Controlled

By Lissa Cupp, vice president, e-Commerce & Consumer Marketing, ACCO Brands

Ever since the first tolling of “ You’ve Got Mail” from America Online, email has become a standard part of our lives, both personally and in business. Checking email has become a typical part of everyday life. For example, according to the Pew Internet and American Life Project, more than 90 percent of Internet users between 18 and 72 said they send and receive email, making it the top online activity just ahead of search engines. Another example: According to a study by the American Management Association, U.S. workers spend an average of 1 hour and 47 minutes per day dealing with email alone.

We could produce statistic after statistic saying the same thing. But the bottom line is this:

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Email is a part of nearly everyone’s life. The problem is that it’s also becoming a burden to time management and productivity. One of the culprits behind this is email clutter.

No, clutter isn’t restricted to your living space or place of work—it’s present in the digital world, too. There are several things you can do to keep a cluttered email box from ruling your day and getting back to a productive, well-managed lifestyle and workday:
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