Combine Digital and Paper Planning Tools for the Best of Both Worlds

Planner and iPhone by koalazymonkey

Your paper and digital planning tools can combine to create a powerful hybrid planning system. The key to successfully using them is to capitalize on the strengths of each tool.

Digital tools offer a mechanical advantage. They simplify the management of planning data by making storage, collaboration and organization all easy, push-button processes. On the other hand, paper provides a more human experience, which compliments the personalized nature of planning. Paper and pen inspire creativity and emotionalism  perfect for defining and pursuing your dreams and goals.

Your reasons will differ for using a paper and digital planning system. Some do it by necessity—their business uses Microsoft Outlook but they still enjoy using a paper day planner. Others are evolutionary types who enjoy digital technology such as the iPhone, yet find planning more effective on paper.

Planning is never a one-size-fits-all process, so you must find which tools work best for your individual needs. Continue reading Combine Digital and Paper Planning Tools for the Best of Both Worlds

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

Seven Easy Tips to Declutter Your Busy Work Space

Messy Desk by Alan Cleaver

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By Bob Sadowski, APR, Public Relations & Social Media Manager, ACCO Brands

If it feels like a mountain is standing in the way of your goals, it could mean you have a clutter problem.

Most will tell you that a lack of organization holds them back from reaching their potential. That’s why decluttering your work space is a must for you and everyone else wanting to increase their productivity.

Start by facing the clutter in your most frequently-used work spaces. Continue reading Seven Easy Tips to Declutter Your Busy Work Space