Anyone with children knows the outsized impact on your life that something so small can have on everything you do. You begin to worry about things and imagine dangers where none were before (how many of you have crawled around your house at child-eye level looking to remove anything that could be crammed into a tiny mouth or that could be pulled over?). Your thinking changes and your lifestyle certainly changes.
And, as all parents would say (though you might hesitate on “those” days – you know the ones): It’s worth it.
To ham-handedly switch gears to business, there are other good things that come in small packages; namely, the multifunction copier.
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It’s summertime, and a quick glimpse at the magazine rack in the grocery check-out lines promises quick weight-loss, guilt-free dieting, 6-pack abs (of course), and any number of pain-free ways to a better body and enjoy a spectacular summer. Now, of course, you know, deep down, that it’s not going to be quite that easy, but, still you think, as you reach for “how to lose 15 pounds in 15 minutes,” maybe this time . . .
Everything and everyone in an office needs to be as productive as possible. Did you know you could extend the productivity benefits of your copier with an App?
Most companies don’t realize that there’s an "app for that" on their copier. Take a look at your multifunctional printer (MFP) and visit the apps screen. If you have a Canon copier then you can literally download an app from the Apple App Store. If you visit the Document Distribution and Management page on the Canon Copiers website, you can see the types of apps supported by color copiers, black and white copiers, and production printing systems.
Reliable copier service providers and a solid relationship go together like chocolate and peanut butter. If you’re going to consume the calories, you want it to be worth it. Like a peanut butter cup. Its not much different with a service provider and a relationship – if you’re going to find one, you want it to be the right one. Life is too short to suffer through poisonous relationships (or a high calorie, unsatisfying treat) – either in your personal or professional life. When I typed “relationship” into Google search, this quote above was the first result:
If the following sounds familiar, consider document management.
You need to find a contract proposal – immediately – because a potential client has moved their timeline up a week. But, you don’t have a copy because Todd’s been working on it and he hasn’t shared it yet – assuming he’s even created a draft.
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In Western culture, white symbolizes “purity” and “cleanliness” (or taken to extremes, “sterility” or “coldness”), while in traditional China white is the color of mourning. Black cats are seen as a sign of bad luck or a bad omen in the West; but are a symbol of good luck in Japan and most of England. Color has meaning (and, yes, the color scheme in McDonald’s is designed to get you to eat more!).
When it comes to communicating with your office documents, a little color can make a big difference. Consider these two statistics:
- Institute for Color Research – up to 90% of subconscious judgements about a person, environment, or time are based on color alone.
- CAP Ventures (From 2008/9) – full color variable documents enhanced customer loyalty and retention, generating 34% faster response rates, a 48% increase in repeat orders, and a 32% increase in overall revenues.
Remember the Karate Kid? Mr. Miyagi tells Daniel, “Focus, Daniel-San!” and “Look eye. Always look eye.”
Who knew that he was also delivering great business productivity advice!
As busy as you are, and you are, it’s important to focus.
For some, there’s a badge of honor associated with multitasking. “I can do it all,” we like to say. And the ability to juggle multiple tasks – and get them done – is a commendable skill.
You still need to focus. Trying to accomplish multiple things at once is really making us all less effective. And we are distracted. I came across this infographic recently – smartphone users check their phones 150 times a day. If you’re constantly checking your phone at work, you’re distracting yourself and by removing your attention from the task at hand to check a text, a Facebook or LinkedIn status alert, or to just make a quick status update is making you less effective.
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It’s your favorite time of day, time to scan the documents (and, yes, that is a reference to the Dunkin’ Donuts commercial from the 80s).
Regardless of what type of device you’re using to capture paper documents, there are a few tips you can use to make the process as smooth, fast, and efficient as possible.
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For companies trying to be more environmentally conscientious in their everyday practices, technology is often overlooked as a means to go greener. However, advancements in technology make eco-friendly easy by offering solutions to older methods of doing things. One of these technologies is electronic document management.