28 Apr What supplies do you need for an office?
As the old saying goes, by failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
I couldn’t agree more. There’s a good reason why the Scouts have adopted the following wise advice for their famous motto: Be prepared.
It’s also why entrepreneurs spend time writing plans, identifying objectives and formulating strategies. Preparation lays the foundations for both everyday processes and long-term goals.
Now think back. Has there ever been a time when you’ve worked for a company which suffers from a distinct lack of preparation?
Maybe it isn’t such a dim and distant memory after all. Perhaps disorganisation is a current feature of your working practices.
I’m not judging – but organisation, preparation and keeping one eye on the future is the key to a stress-free professional life and making sure business operations run as smoothly as possible.
Imagine you work in a shop. Every time a customer asks for something, you have to think long and hard.
You might disappear into the stockroom to check that you have the item, only to discover… it’s nowhere to be found.
So you go back to the customer to explain and find that they’ve had enough and taken their business elsewhere.
Not only have you wasted your own time in searching for a non-existent product, but you’ve tested the patience of your customer.
What’s more, you probably shouldn’t expect a return visit any time soon.
Keep on moving
It’s clear in the scenario above that business would soon come to a standstill. Without planning, preparation and effective stock control you’ll find yourself in a constant whirlwind of trying to meet expectations and failing miserably.
The same is true of an office. When there is no system for stock ordering and monitoring of stock levels, work can quickly come to a stop.
Take the example of printing. If supplies for a printer are not frequently replenished, then you can soon find yourself running into trouble.
Storage is another issue. If you haven’t set aside enough storage space or planned what to do with documents, then paperwork and important files can soon descend into a state of chaos.
And what about when you need to send an urgent piece of correspondence but can’t find a stamp or envelope?
Prepare a list of supplies needed for your office
With preparation for all eventualities and effective planning of stationery stock, including mailing supplies it’s a situation you’ll never have to find yourself in again.
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