Today is Election Day across the United States. First and foremost, we encourage everyone to go out to the polls and exercise your democratic right to vote!
Second, we want to make you aware of another “election” in which all of us participate—the election of using a paper planning system or digital planning system. Many of you have already “voted” your choice, but there are a lot of individuals who are torn over which system is best for them.
Much like preparing to vote, in order to select the planning system that’s right for you, you must weigh the pros and cons of each system against each other. To help you select a winner, we’ve provided you with some of the keys points to consider when selecting a planning system. Continue reading →
Early this Sunday—2 AM on November 3, to be precise—Daylight Savings Time for 2013 comes to an end, which means we get to “fall back” an hour. (I believe I just heard a collective sigh of relief from everyone…)
An extra hour in the day is any productivity expert’s dream. There is so much you can do with that time ranging from catching up on household chores to getting ahead with work projects…or just taking a little personal time. Any way you look at it, the extra hour is bound to help you and, in turn, your productivity in some way.
Have you thought about what you can do with your extra hour this Sunday? If not, or if you’re still undecided on how to best use your time, we’ve provided 13 suggestions for 2013 that will help you take advantage of this small gift of time. Continue reading →
By Bob Sadowski, APR, Public Relations & Social Media Manager, ACCO Brands
With smartphones becoming smarter, laptops getting smaller yet more powerful, and tablets taking over the book, magazine and newspaper industries, it’s no surprise that electronic planning and its popularity with users of those devices is growing as well. With all the calendaring apps that come standard with most electronic devices, it seems like the natural progression from paper to digital is inevitable. But is perception a reality in this case?
Not really—paper is still alive and well, and it’s actually still the preferred medium in many industries and for tasks like records storage. Within the planning and organizing industry, paper is still thriving as well, according to our customers. Moms, students, business people, professional organizers—they all collectively tell us, “We’d be lost without our planners!” Continue reading →