Post-it® Products have helped shape the way organizations and businesses have generated ideas for the past 35 years—but many individuals have used these same products as a canvas to express their personal creativity. Whether you’re crafting an art piece, a literary masterpiece or just looking to organize your creative thoughts, here are some ideas to get you started.
Draw it Out
Drawing doesn’t have to be “art”. Instead, drawing can help unlock more creative portions of your brain. In fact, drawing can actually add synapses to your neurotransmitters—meaning your brain can become stronger at accessing memories and experiences that help shape ideas. Post-it® Super Sticky Notes, Big Pads or Easel Pads are excellent canvases for sketching and refining ideas.
Experiment with Limitations
Sometimes boundaries are an incredible catalyst for creativity—and limiting your idea sessions to a particular amount of time is a great approach. For example, give yourself 10 minutes to jot down as many approaches to a project as possible—using a Post-it® Note for each idea. Come up with a direction you like? Give yourself another 10 minutes to build on it, once again using a Post-it® Note per idea. Repeat as often as you like over the course of a day or week until you’re inspired by the results.
Unclutter your Space
A cluttered mind tends to take up a lot of mental space, which can bog your creativity down. The solution? Start by organizing your creative physical space—whether a home office, kitchen counter or wherever—to reduce the excessive stimuli which may be exhausting your brain. Use Post-it® Flags and Post-it® Tabs to label priorities, materials and other necessities and arrange in a way that makes sense for you. As your space gets cleaned up, your mind will follow.
Monday, May 30, 2016
On this day, we remember those who gave their lives in military service for the United States of America. Share the spirit of the day by displaying a flag at your workplace or home. It's also a great time to thank all veterans and active duty military for their serivce
With summer approaching quickly, so are the company BBQ's and other after work social events.
You have those who LOVE office parties; they can’t get enough of socializing with the people they work with all day. Others genuinely care about the people we work with, but at the end of the work day they want nothing to do with work whatsoever. Then you have the shy, private person, or one with social anxiety where a company BBQ or social event is a nightmare.
Going to an office party is something we “have” to do, a duty or chore. We make an appearance for the sake of office politics. What happened to having fun and going with the flow. It should not be a chore, or create anxiety. Those who put on the company BBQ or social events are trying to help co-workers enjoy work more and create a friendly environment. Let's face it, we are with our co-workers more than we are with our family--Don't you want to have fun and get to know your co-workers!? So when you see the email in your inbox, Company BBQ/Social Event. Respond and say you can go; you will not regret it and make the most of it.
Some simple tips:
A workplace that fosters employee engagement, or member engagement as we call it at HON, is one in which individuals become motivated by the same ideas to achieve the same goals. This type of work environment is beneficial to employees, customers, the community and your brand. Here are 6 tips for boosting employee engagement in your office:
1. Clearly define company values
Be sure to clearly communicate the core ideas behind which your company stands. Being reminded of these every once in awhile will help your employees see the bigger picture of what they’re a part of, and motivate them to uphold these standards.
2. Encourage individual growth
Allowing employees the opportunity to work on their own projects sparks creativity and empowerment, and can even lead to new innovations that benefit the company. Take Google for example. Gmail and Google News started as a few personal side projects. Apple is also encouraging a similar movement with the Blue Sky program.
3. Host themed days
Who doesn’t love mixing things up for a day? Whether it’s dressing up to represent your favorite sports team or having employees bring their favorite desserts to share with everyone, this is fun for all and fights monotony at work.
4. Commemorate achievements
No matter the size or subject of the project, remind your employees how much you appreciate their work. This proverbial ‘pat on the back’ will remind your staff of their worth and impact in the company.
5. Schedule team building outside of work
Depending on the company and employee interests, an after work activity is a great way to get to know each other on a more personal level. A company that has fun together, works well together.
6. Celebrate people
Birthdays, work anniversaries, promotions, etc. are all great excuses to recognize employees and show them how much they matter.
How does your company promote employee engagement?
Learn the lingo for different types of paper towels. See what;s right for the various needs of your office!!
Also known as Z-fold Towels
Many dispensers use C-fold or multifold towels interchangeably.
SINGLE FOLD TOWELS
Economical for high traffic areas.
HARD ROLL TOWELS
High capacity, quality that lasts & lasts
Control the amount of paper used
Bounty with Dawn Paper Towels:
Convenient 2-in-1 product combines an ultra-durable paper towel and the grease-fighting power of Dawn. Extreme versatility simplifies cleaning routine in different task areas.
Bring an old-world look and feel to awards, certificates, invitations, calligraphy, menus and more. Compatible with laser and inkjet printers. Acid- and lignin-free. Paper weight 24lbs 8 1/2" x 11"
On A Roll & In The Fold Paper Towels:
BigFold Z Premium Towels: Fit into existing C-fold and multi-fold dispensers, with no adapter needed to provide a premium, cost saving, hand-free, C-fold substitute.
C-Fold & Multi-fold Towels: High quality, value priced towels that are ideal for all pubic environments. EPA compliant for recycled fiber content. Contains minimum of 40% post-consumer materials.
Sanitouch Towel Dispenser & Towels: Mechanical touchless technology offers one-at-a-time dispensing. Includes an automatic transfer stub roll feature and emergency feed knob to reduce waste and complaints. Made from durable ABS plastic.
Gojo Touch-Free Dispenser: is resistant to smudging. Automatically dispsnses a consistent amount of soap. High capacity 1200mLrefills. Features a skylight with an extra-large site window for easy reloading viewing. Fully ADA compliant.
Safe-T-Gard Touchless Door Tissue System: This convenient, smoked colored system converts restroom doors into touchless exits. The under dispenser trash receptacle accepts a standard 17" x 18" can liner to help promote cleanliness and helps to eliminate the need for receptacle by the door.
One Shot Touch-Free Dispenser: Touch-free eliminates cross-contamination, reliable controlled dispensing, refill and battery-life indicator lights, and closed dispensing system.
Scented Oil Fresheners: Natural true-to-life signature fragrances will infuse any small space with a fresh, clean scent. Elegantly designed in a modern, stylish glass diffuser that complements any decor and provides a long-lasting, memorable experience. Freshens up to 45 days.
Chillout Personal Fan: Plug into a computer or an electrical outlet. USB cord and standard AC plug adapter included. 6" diameter, one speed and quiet operation. Compact design ideal for tabletops, desks, counter-tops and more.
Office Essentials Value Pack: Value Packs for the office essentials you use everyday!
* Low Odor Dry-Erase Makers * Dryline Correction Film * Woodcase Pencils
* Tank Style Highlighters * 207 Retractable Pens
* Permanent Markers * Write Bros. Stick Pens
File Folders: SuperTab File Folders 90% larger labeling area than standard folders so you can use larger text or more lines of description. Oversize 1/3-cut tab, 11pt. Colors for categorizing.
Legal Ruled Pads: Feature micro-perforated sheets for lean tear out. Sturdy 30 pt. chipboard backing. Each contains 50 sheets of 16lb paper.
Bluetooth Stereo Speaker: Clear, vibrant sound - rapidly pairs with any bluetooth device. Bluetooth 3.0+EDR, A2DP compliant. 3.5mm stero input. Pairing LED indicators, charging indicator, BT status indicator.
Cinco de Mayo is a holiday celebrating Mexico's victory over French forces in the battle of Puebla. It's observed all over Mexico and the United States with fiestas, Mexican food and drinks. It is a great excuse for a fun office party and offers you and your co-workers a nice break from a hard day's work.
Set up a taco bar for your Cinco de Mayo party, complete with taco shells, meats and all the fixings ready for party goers to assemble. Nachos with cheese dip, guacamole and a variety of salsas make nice appetizers. Virgin margaritas or lime punch can be served as the main beverage.
Music and Decorations
String chili pepper lights, decorate the walls with mini Mexican flags and have sombreros on the tables. However, if you don't have the money to go all out, you can simply use solid-color decorations in the colors of the Mexican flag: green, white and red. Traditionally, Cinco de Mayo is celebrated with mariachi music; but for an office party, you're probably better off using your phone or Pandora. That works just as well and saves on the office party budget!!
Party Favors or Raffles
For offices that want to go all out, party favors could include maracas; small gift items with a chili pepper theme, such as chili pepper ties or jewelry. Again if you want to watch your budget, you can take the items above and make a small little gift bag and use it as a raffle prize
No Cinco de Mayo party would be complete without a pinata. Fill the pinata with candy and let your co-workers take turns. You do not have to be blind folded, it is about having fun and not having co-workers being embarrassed. You can ask each department to contribute a small bag of candy
Logitech K480 Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard
Works with your computer, Bluetooth tablet and smartphone. Turn a dial to switch between three wireless Bluetooth devices. Built-in cradle holds your devices at the ideal angle for typing. Qwerty style keypad includes shortcut keys for Windows and Mac.
WIRELESS BLUETOOTH MULTI-DEVICE KEYBOARD FOR THE MULTI-TASKER
If you're a space-challenged, multi-tasking juggler of smartphones, tablets and PC Devices, then the logitic K480 might be up your alley.
The 480 is an attractive compact wireless keyboard that can connect up to three of your Bluetooth-compatible devices. It sets up easily right out of the box; it even includes the 2 pre-installed AAA batteries required to power the unit. We quickly synched our keyboard to communicate with an HP Laptop, and iPad Air and a Samsung Galaxy 5S Smartphone. Toggling back and forth between your devices is a breeze using a 3-position rotary selector. A built-in cradle supports your phone or your tablet at just the right viewing angle while you type. We think the brightly colored yellow-green rotary dial and cradle look sharp after all, you do want to look good right?!
The keyboard is compatible with Windows 7, 8, and 10, Mac OS X or later, Chrome OS, iPad or iPhone with iOS 5 or later and Android tablet or smartphone with Android 3.2 or later so you're pretty much covered here and it comes with a 1-year limited hardware warranty.
Easier typing and texting on your tablet and smartphone, no cable clutter and convenient toggling between multiple devices-what's not to like?
4.5 stars out of 5
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