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Organizing Everything With Lists

List making is an effective productivity tool. People perform better when they have written down what they need to do. Here are some tips on how to utilize a master list, weekly list and daily list to help accomplish your professional goals.

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Supporting Local Business

American Office Products Distributors (AOPD) is comprised of locally owned, independent office and facility supply distributors. When you work with an AOPD member, you’re contributing to a stronger local economy and helping your community. Local businesses keep more money within the local economy, and they tend to give back more to their own communities.

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Yes, We’re Open

Make sure you effectively communicate to your current and potential customers that you’re open for business and ready to serve them. First, create a succinct message with all updated info, share it on all platforms and then reinforce the message with signage so your customer knows you’re there for them.

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How To Make Your Office More Efficient

Save some green while going green. Make your office more efficient while reaching your sustainability goals by: shutting down all electronics at night, changing out appliances for energy efficient ones, and removing eco-unfriendly habits from your routine (like single-use paper and plastic items in the breakroom).

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Increase Productivity in the Workplace

Researchers say happiness and productivity are connected. Help workers be happier and therefore more productive by communicating goals, creating a feedback loop (i.e. regularly requesting, actively listening to, and giving feedback), as well as helping them find purpose in their work.

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Doing the Impossible

Make the impossible possible with these tips: pump up your attitude with positive vibes, get all the easy ideas out of the way first, set small goals for yourself to chip away at, and commit yourself to putting in the hard work.

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How to Support Local Businesses Right Now

Three ways you can support local businesses as they reopen: go shopping (online, call ahead and in store), get on social media and interact with them or write a positive review, and ask them how you can help or sign up for their newsletter to stay up to date with them.

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Office Ordering – How to do it Efficiently

Never run out of sticky notes again with these office ordering techniques. It doesn’t need to be overwhelming, but you should put some thought and care into the process. These three tips will help you become the supply hero your office deserves.

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Working with introverts? Here are three tips to help your introverted employees be more productive. Create a quiet space for when they need to focus, take turns receiving feedback so you can hear concepts from your entire team, and let their unique talents shine by showing support.

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How to Conquer Stress at Work

Lead a happier, healthier professional life when you learn to manage work stress with these helpful tips: Identify and acknowledging the stress, implement relaxation methods like breath focus and meditation, include exercise and a healthy diet in your routine and surround yourself with a good support system.

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