Tips to Increase Office Efficiency

 

New Study Argues Ambient Noise Boosts Productivity

A recent article released by the Journal of Consumer Research argues that, contrary to traditional thoughts on ideal study and work environments, it’s difficult for most persons to be creative and productive in quiet workspaces. Rather, the article titled “Is Noise Always Bad?,” supports the idea that people are the most creative and productive when […]

Why Consumers Prefer Interactive Online Forms

Forms are important documents that help businesses connect with their customers, and store information valuable to their businesses. When considering whether to make the transition from paper forms to online forms, one important issue beyond cost savings that companies should consider is how online forms will benefit their customers. For businesses and their consumers alike, […]

Save Money By Filing Your Taxes Online

  The tax season has officially begun! W-2s are coming in, and so begins the yearly process of deciding how and when to file our taxes. Used to be that we’d either head into a brick and mortar shop to find someone to prepare our taxes for us, or we’d spend hours poring over paper […]

Make Yourself Happy: Bring a Plant to Work

Research has shown that having a healthy office space with natural light and green plants can reduce stress and increase productivity. Office spaces can sometimes be dreary, boring places. Colored in pale browns and grays, and filled with desks covered in paperwork and machines. For those of us working in cubicles, the daily view is […]

Easy Ways to Make Your Office More Sustainable in 2013

Transforming your old workplace into an eco-friendly environment can seem a daunting task, but it needn’t be. There are many small, simple things that you can do at work to make your officeplace more sustainable and less wasteful without much effort or cost. Below are some small things that anyone can do at the office to make […]

Does Your Office Still Print and Fax Like It’s 1999?

Nitro, the company that developed the award winning Nitro Reader, today released the results of its ‘State of the Paperless Office Survey.’ “To gain a better understanding of where the paperless movement stands today, Nitro polled 500 American office workers on their paper usage habits, behavioral trends, overall consumer sentiment toward the paperless movement, and […]

Green Companies Get More Done

Recent research from Professors Delmas and Pekovic of UCLA and the University of Paris-Dauphine indicates that green companies are 16-21% more productive than their not-so eco-friendly counterparts. For years, people behind green business initiatives have argued that going green helps companies become more efficient as they cut costs. But until this study was released, no […]

Cut Costs, Increase Productivity, Improve Security: Go Paperless

Going paperless is a great goal for any business. In the U.S. alone, 71Billions tons of paper are wasted annually. Unfortunately, paperless solutions are often viewed as being made solely for huge corporations with big pocket books. Luckily for small business owners, such is not the case. Using a few simple, inexpensive online tools can take a […]