I recall that when the computer first entered my work life, I was told that it would be the end of paper. I am still waiting for that to manifest. All I see is more paper than ever. People of all ages are still drowning in paper.
I do have one client who has managed to limit the paper, using computers, smart phones, scanners and whatever else, she manages to be a successful Realtor without accumulating too much personal paper. And that is the caveat, while she keeps her paper to a minimum, still in the world of Real Estate there is a TON of paper required. The secret is to get the paper into someone else's hands and not keep it in yours.
Recently, when I met with a networking specialist, she advised that paper is now a generational thing. Anyone over 45 still expects paper to be mailed or faxed and still prints out copies of almost everything. Anyone over 60 still responds to snail mail, hence all the election junk mail. Anyone under 30 doesn't want anything to do with paper. As I am somewhere in the middle of this, I expect both. Though I was surprised when I bought my new printer/scanner/copier/fax, the Office Depot sales associate couldn't figure out why I wanted the fax included. "Who faxes anything anymore?" "It's for my mother." I answered sheepishly...
I found a great article on this subject by CNN correspondent, Thom Patterson, Is the paperless office here at last?
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
There are two iconic office furniture design houses, Herman Miller and Knoll. Both are famous for their office chairs. Certainly, these are substantial pieces. Which one are you?
Knoll's Life Chair, comes in other colors and styles.
Knoll's Generation Chair, love this color.
Herman Miller Embody Chair. I like the color, but reminds me of visit to the dentist.
Classic modern leather chair, Herman Miller Eames chair.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Working my way through a maze of links, I came upon these photos... Ettore Guatelli, 1921 - 2000, was a writer, researcher and an elementary teacher in Italy. He collected everyday objects and work tools of many varieties, and he assembled them in the most inspiring displays of art and organization. This collection is now a museum.
Photos from Google Images
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Time to think about a 2011 calendar for the office. I use two paper calendars, one hangs on the side of my office armoire and the other I carry with me to jobs. I print the one I carry and I usually just go to Office Depot and purchase their standard no frills calendar, for the hanging one. But for next year, I want something more inspiring...
Love her use of color...
Goes with my office, but I wish this one were a bit smaller...
Chose these for clients who read this blog... you know who are...