Thank you to all our customers, friends and family - your votes have gotten us to round two of the Intuit "Small Business Big Game" contest. We couldn't have done it without you and we're going to ask you to vote for us again. But first, we have to work on our round two entry - stay tuned.
Who knew HON has been green for so long? Leslie Stoneking, CISP Solutions Account Associate at the HON Company sure does. She's our guest blogger today and does she know green.
Did You Know…?
Green is not just our favorite color; it has been part of our philosophy from
the start, and at the core of everything we do.
2006 HON became the world’s first office
manufacturer to have product certified by the Indoor Advantage program.
1947 HON began making card files from
pieces of scrap metal generated from its contracted business.
27,000 gallons of wet paint is recycled
at HON manufacturing locations annually.
100 tons of fabric waste is saved from
landfills every year by recycling bales of scrap.
75% of our products have achieved level
certification based on the ANSI/BIMA e3 Sustainable Furniture
Way to go HON. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us Leslie and remember reuse, recycle and reclaim.
Good Ergonomics Equals Good Economics
Many companies bemoan the extra cost in updating furniture and equipment for their employees, rather succumbing to the temptation of reusing or recycling old resources at the expense of safety and comfort. In the end, they may be paying more for this than they realize. There is a great value in implementing on ergonomic improvement process! And here is why:
Some of the financial benefits for improving your office space ergonomically include:
. Lower injury rates and MSD (muscular-skeletal disorder) incidences
. Reduction in human and company costs associated with MSD's
. Improved worker safety and increased comfort
. Increased productivity from making jobs easier and more comfortable for employees
. Improved product quality - studies show that frustrated and fatigued workers don't do their best work
. Reduced absences because workers will be less likely to take time off due to soreness and fatigue and other MSD-related injuries
. Less turnover as workers are more likely to find an ergonomically designed job more satisfying and within their physical capabilities
. Increased morale leading to an overall better environment for workplace productivity: workers will be relieved to see that the company is serious about eliminating ergonomic risk factors in the workplace and more likely to perform their best
Ultimately, ergonomics not only plays an important role in building a culture of safety, health and wellness; it also proves to be cost effective for a company in the long run. After all, the goal of ergonomics is to boost productivity by increasing employee performance and comfort and reducing injuries and errors. Companies that attend to their employees' comfort and health are rewarded with greater work performance and job loyalty.
Twist OP would like to reward you, enter our contest to win a free Lorell mesh task chair. And, don't forget Phil.
Have you ever felt that certain tasks take too darn long? Would you like to find out about shortcuts that will save you minutes or hours in a day? Well, our guest blogger Steve Turner, from Turner Time Management can do just that. The following are a few short descriptions of how Steve can save you time. With a background in technology and nearly 30 years of business experience, Steve has spent the last seven years sharing technology and time management
tools, techniques and tips with thousands of professionals across the country. His speaking, training and coaching has helped many organizations increase the productivity of their employees. Steve has significant experience
working with independent sales and marketing agencies. His proven ability to leverage technology (including desktops, laptops and mobile devices) is of great value to anyone in need of greater sales and/or productivity results.
TurnerTime℠ is time management tools, techniques and tips to effectively manage e-mails, tasks and projects.
Turner Time Management, LLC is a registered Microsoft Partner.
Your own custom dictionary
If you frequently use acronyms, type unique names, or have industry specific
terms that are not recognized in Spell Check, you may want to add these words to
your custom dictionary. This will save time in your day, especially when
sending e-mails. Outlook should be set to Spell Check on all e-mails before
sending. Adding words to the dictionary will speed up the sending
process. This will work in all Office 2010, Office 2007, and Office
2003. This includes Outlook 2010, Outlook 2007, and Outlook
Manage your default settings in Outlook
The default setting in Outlook is to return to the inbox after you handle an
e-mail (i.e. move it to a folder or delete). You can change the settings to
make it easier to get through all the items in your inbox and make you more
How to Get Siri to read email messages on an iphone
You can change a setting that will allow Siri to read e-mail messages to you.
You will have to turn on "Speak Selection" in the Accessibility section of
Settings. This is NOT an entirely hands-free operation, it should not be
performed while driving!
Great ideas, thanks Steve. We always love a new twist on saving time. You can find out more about Steve and Turner Time Management at:
Steve Turner, Turner Time Management, LLC | www.GetTurnerTime.com
630-219-1468 | Mobile: 630-774-7944 | Fax: 224-353-3341 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Help Us Score Big At The Super Bowl!
It's only a 30 second dream, but a multi-million dollar
dream. Twist OP is hoping to win a 30 second commercial to be aired during
the Super Bowl game on February 2nd, 2014.
We entered a contest hosted by Intuit and we need your help. It's a simple
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game. Go to http://intuit.me/15gYHfg and help us score the
biggest touchdown for our small business. Thanks for the
vote! And remember, you can vote for us every day.
Fall is just around the corner and Twist OP can help you save on back-to-school products, chairs, paper products and more. Did you know that fall is a great time to buy other products as well? Plan on buying a car this year? Now is the time to look for deals on cars, dealers are starting to get in the 2014 models and huge savings can be had on 2013 cars and trucks. Plan on planting any trees or shrubs this fall? Now is the time to save on both as nurseries get ready for winter. At Twist OP we love to fall into savings. Visit us at www.twistop.com
Summer is over and by now, most kids are back in school. I'm happy. There are some great sales out there on office products, clothes and electronics and you don't have to be a student to take advantage. At Twist OP, spend $50 on Tops or Cardinal qualifying products, and we'll give you a $10 gift card. How easy is that? Buy products your office or kids need, get a gift card. Spending money on back to school specials has never been easier at www.twistop.com and who doesn't love a gift card and having the kids back in school?