Resolve to “Organize Your Office Space” for National New Year’s Resolutions Week

resolutions-3889989_1280-1140x570Welcome to 2019…and with the New Year comes a renewed sense of hope, excitement, and the prospect of new opportunities. For many, the tradition of making resolutions comes into play and the first week of 2019 is in fact designated National New Year’s Resolutions Week.

How and when did the practice of resolution-making get started initially? www.history.com attributes the first New Year’s resolutions to the ancient Babylonians about 4,000 years ago – “promises to the gods to pay their debts and return any objects they had borrowed.” Babylonians believed that by keeping their word, the gods would bestow them with favor throughout the year.

Religiously, the act of making resolutions or promises continued with the Romans pledging to the god Janus, where January gets its name. There was even a “peacock vow” that knights took to “re-affirm their commitment to chivalry” in Medieval times (WikiPedia).

In the early 20th century, New Year’s resolution postcards exhorted readers “to live a simple, sincere, and serene life, repelling every thought of discontent.” Easier said than done in the Great Depression, when only about one-quarter of American adults were estimated to have made resolutions. Today, that number stands between 40% and 50%, the most common revolving around weight loss, exercise, smoking, and getting rid of other bad personal/financial habits.

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Here’s a resolution you can make that is easily achievable and will make your work environment a bright daily reminder of a resolution kept. Resolve to Organize Your Office Space with 2019’s bold lineup of new Name Plate Holders and Cubicle Sign/Brochure Holders.

 

Cubicle Nameplates with Borders in different colors add a dynamic, modern look to office layouts. Select orders qualify for free perforated card stock included, helping with another resolution to save money.

Clear Acrylic Cubicle Brochure Holders are also increasingly in demand for 2019’s professional upgrades. New Year, new décor!

So why do many resolutions fail and become forgotten by spring, if not sooner? According to University of Pennsylvania research, we simply set our sights too high. Seems every New Year inspires big goals that just aren’t reasonable. Be realistic in your expectations and don’t forget the office space!

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Cubicles, Name Plate Holders, and a more Collaborative Office Atmosphere

Untitled designDo you believe that an open floor plan in the office encourages a more collaborative team effort? Tech companies in particular are known for open-plan concepts, largely based on the premise that brilliant young minds will interact and spark even greater ideas.

But a recent Harvard study indicates quite the opposite! According to the research, interaction in wide open spaces actually makes many diligent workers self-conscious and unwilling to disrupt the work flow of others.

That research revolved around two Fortune 500 companies making the switch to open-plan offices. Interactions of 150 employees were measured before and after using a “sociometric badge,” a device that recorded wearer movements, locations, and conversations with colleagues via infrared and sound sensors.

The results? Over 15 days prior to the office redesign, participants averaged about 5.8 hours of face-to-face interaction a day. After switching to an open layout, the same participants’ interaction dropped to only 1.7 hours.

One could argue that maybe TOO MUCH time is spent interacting…i.e., messing around and gossiping. But those numbers are still significant, even if every second is not spent brainstorming. At least the opportunity is there.

If you’re considering ways to make your office more conducive to collaborative thought and creative ideas, one approach to be drawn from this Harvard study indicates a need for the semi-privacy cubicles deliver. An essential requirement for every cubicle is the Name Plate Holder that distinguishes each one.

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Cubicle Name Plate Holder with Silver Border

 

Distinguished and dynamic with a modern flair is exactly what you get with new style Cubicle Name Plate Holders with Colored Borders. In a collaborative work environment with cubicles and pods in the floor layout, these Name Plate Holders help lend individual professional distinction in an eye-catching display.

Take a closer look at your Nameplate options with free heavy gauge perforated card stock included with select orders…a great way to customize inserts quickly!

 

 

Colored-Border Name Plate Holders – the Vibrant Look for Fall and Beyond!

Park-Place-Motors-Mercedes-Benz-Fort-Worth-Texas_5763223522_oFeeling inspired by the colors of Autumn and the fall season ahead? Capture that colorful inspiration indoors with a serious upgrade in truly eye-catching new Name Plate Holders! Elevate the look to a dynamic, professional new level that also complements your décor.

Plastic Products Mfg recently released some incredibly unique new Name Plate Holders with colored border options.  Now those alternatives are even better with two distinctive standout additions in choices of black and silver, not to mention a variety of insert patterns!

Style NPA and Style NPBR both deliver the bold new look with entirely different approaches.  The Style NPA Colored-Border Name Plate Holder features a slant-back look with polished front edges in premium thickness acrylic. Card stock inserts slide in easily from either side’s 1/16” opening.  Add the black and silver choices and you have a sleek look in a perfect frame.

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Style NPBR Namelate Holder

 

With Style NPBR Acrylic Nameplate Holders, you have a clear choice with a wider flat base and vertical standing display.  Constructed of premium .092 acrylic thickness, Style NPBR is designed for stability AND user-friendliness…sliding inserts from either side is fast and easy.

Which style works best for your application might depend on something as simple as the height of the platform beneath it.  Want the face plate angled up or straight ahead?  No matter which you choose, these dynamic new colors make Name Plate Holders pop!

Better yet, you can customize both inserts AND border color how you want with minimum orders on Style NPA and Style NPBR. Mix and match and choose a font…with custom inserts and new Colored-Border Name Plate Holders, you get office appeal that goes year-round.