What’s new in the office or not????

Just the other day I was talking to a friend of mine who attended a seminar about organizing your priorities in the office better and managing yourself…… “WOW”… I thought and thought I probably had missed something really new and innovative, because that is the utmost importance to be innovative and full of new ideas and systems to create the modern working office… or so is said.

Well, as you can imagine, my friend started to tell me all about these exciting new ideas, and I was mesmerized by the ideas, especially the one on using those sticky bright reminder stickers.. you know those sticker things that come in various colors, sizes and shapes that you can stick just about everywhere….

Those sticky little things are supposed to be the newest craze for organizing my projects and other things in my day or week….. Just hearing that I almost fell off my chair, because I have been using those sticky things for years, but apparently this is new and I didn’t know it!!!

Though the conversation about those sticky little things did get me curious about how are they used nowadays…. Answer…. The same as years ago… I was somewhat disappointed to hear that. Though I asked my friend did they discuss and analyses what do you do when the sticky back bit isn’t sticky anymore…. As you can image they left that bit out and seems to me if I was there at the seminar; I would have been highly disappointed not to learn what to do if those things lose their stickiness.

Just image there you are in your office organizing the next few days on a project and want to move around those sticky things and then all of a sudden a couple of them have fallen on the floor because the adhesive on the back is worn-out… is my project ruined or can I take a few new one’s of those things??? I mean really there at my feet are the most import colors of my project and the only ones left sticking are the other ones that aren’t really significant…. OMG!!!

Plus, will anyone on my team notice that I replaced the old sticky ones with new one’s…. This could put the project on hold until we have a meeting to decide: what is the next step to take with those sticky things, and as you all know…Time is money at work!

And to be honest… I really need to look into this because I have a project on the go and there are those sticky things stuck on the paper so that you notice certain things… Firstly, tomorrow morning I will have a meeting and discuss this all important issue and maybe we will need a few more of those sticky things to point out the important fact that those sticky things are still important and still modern….

Enjoy your days at the office and remember those sticky little things are in again!

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The Desk Calendar

Yes, the good’ol desk calendar and they are still around. I was just admiring my desk calendar; not for its beauty, but for its usefulness.

Every year I get one or two or more….. With some company ad or logo on it with its trusty cardboard backing and paper pages listing 3 months at a time so that I have an overview of how fast time flies by! Okay, that is not the intention of the desk calendar. It is to help me at that precise moment when I need to know a date or day.

These things have been around for as long as I can remember and still have not lost their usefulness in this electronic age. Sure we have the programs where you can have an overview of what is happening in your work day and they remind you not to forget the next meeting and so forth…. But that little bit of cardboard paper has that special bit of humanism to it. It is there it is real and I can touch it and it is there on my desk staring at me without requiring a back-up system or electricity to look at it.

I can write on it. I can doodle on it or even make notes on the back of the pages of the past months… recycling paper. I love my desk calendar! Just flipping through the months and seeing “how many Friday the 13ths there are this year( 3 if you are interested) …. ” or when everyone’s birthday is ; that is just a wonderful thing.

But does anyone think about that anymore in this electronic age???? When there is a power outage then I cannot see what is on my computer calendar , but with my paper desk calendar I have no worries, because it is just there waiting for me to write on/in it, and it will be there whether there is electricity or not. A great invention!!!

Who ever invented these things really came up with something great and that it is still around proves that it is a great thing even in modern times….. I know most of you never make a second thought about your desk calendar, if you have one????? And if you do; have you ever taken the time to think about how handy that thing is??? I bet not… We just take desk calendars for granted.

I am happy to be a proud owner of such a thing and that those companies sent me one… I say thank you and please keep sending them to me, because I am a nostalgia buff who likes that bit of paper on my desk to keep me in line with life as to how it once was and not lose everything to electronically operated devices.

Enjoy your desk calendar too!