Planning the Most Productive 2017

At the end of the holiday season comes the New Year—a time to consider both where you began at the beginning of the year, where you are currently, and what you want to achieve in the future. Here are some New Year’s resolutions for your small business to help you maximize your productivity 2017.

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1.   Get organized

Studies have shown that there is a direct correlation between being organized and efficiency. When you’re more efficient, it’s easier to keep your work on a schedule.

2.   Plan out each day

There’s a saying: “Those who fail to plan, plan to fail.” Every night, write out five accomplishments you’d like to achieve the following day.

3.   Keep meetings to 15 minutes or less

Doing so forces you to come to the meeting prepared. There will be no time to catch anyone up if that meeting is going to be productive at all. This requires your team to use forethought and organizational skills that go beyond day-to-day functionality.

4.   Use early morning time as catch-up time

If you have a hectic travel schedule, keeping up with elements happening at the office in your absence can be hectic. Use each morning, before business hours, to catch up on emails and other communications you need before starting your day.

5.   Stop multitasking

Multitasking is not a sign of productivity. It is a sign of scatter-brained business habits. This reduces the quality of your work output, which can have negative effects on your brand.

6.   Take intervallic breaks while you work

Not only is this good for people who work in creative fields, but it helps create a dynamic work culture as well. Giving employees the ability to break allots them time to collaborate on ideas away from their desks, thereby increasing productivity.

7.   Unplug and unwind

Make sure your work doesn’t follow you home. Focusing your mind on things other than work will give you refreshed perspectives once it’s time to return to the office.

The holiday season is a great time to remember that your future is never far away. These resolutions are sure to help your business grow into the future.

Order Your 2015 Calendars

With 2014 rapidly coming to a close, it’s time to start getting ready for 2015. While calendars aren’t necessarily something you tend to think about when preparing for the new year, you’d be surprised how fast they sell out before that ball drops. Even though it’s only October, events are being planned right now for 2015 and will sneak up on you before you know it. At Arrow Office Products & Interiors, we carry calendars, planners, and all your other new year planning needs to make sure you’re on top of 2015.

We have many different calendars and planners available, and we’ve got you covered for your preferred method of planning. If you need a space saver, we carry smaller desk calendars for quick daily reference, as well as large desk pad calendars for your workspace.

Do a lot of group planning? We also have many wall calendars to choose from for easy planning that everyone can see and contribute to. Our wall planners are perfect for conference rooms and shared meeting spaces, and come in both wet and dry erase varieties for ease of use.

Or maybe you’re looking for something smaller to carry around. If you’re constantly on-to-go and need something portable, we carry a variety of organizers and planners that are perfect for you.

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If you’d like to spruce up your office with something fun, try a decorative calendar featuring wildlife, nature landscapes, or your favorite pets. Act now because these calendars go quick!

Check out our selection and let us help you get 2015 squared away. Arrow has all you need to wrap up 2014 and start strong in 2015.