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Staples Advantage offers solutions to improve worker productivity
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--While nice weather and too many meetings rank high on the list of things that decrease productivity in the office, more than 70 percent of both office workers and managers believe that workers are more productive today than they were five years ago, according to a recent survey from Staples Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples, Inc.
Both office workers and managers agree that the following elements are essential to a productive work day:
On the other hand, both groups call out the following top two reasons for decreased productivity in the workplace:
Companies looking to increase productivity in their offices and overcome some efficiency hurdles should consider the following solutions:
“We’re seeing a trend in the right direction with 70 percent of workers and managers saying they’re more productive now than five years ago,” said Tom Heisroth, senior vice president for Staples Advantage. “Providing employees with the right tools and resources is essential to improving office-wide productivity. At Staples, we make it easy for businesses to be productive with everything they need including technology, breakroom supplies, furniture and office products.”
BYOD & Productivity
Office workers and managers also weighed in on how a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy impacts productivity. Thirty-five percent of workers and 54 percent of managers believe BYOD policies increase productivity. With Gartner predicting that half of employers may impose a mandatory BYOD policy by 2017, companies should consider effective policies that can grow with demand. One key requirement for BYOD is a strong security policy, for which Staples offers the following tips:
Office workers and managers also agreed on a number of other hurdles to productivity including too many meetings (both 44 percent), nice weather (27 percent, 26 percent) and office space temperature (40 percent, 38 percent).
Staples Advantage offers products and solutions to keep employees productive. For more information, please visit www.staplesadvantage.com.
About the Survey
Staples conducted an online survey of more than 250 office workers and 250 managers at organizations of all sizes across the U.S. The survey, conducted in May 2013, asked a series of questions about productivity in the office, from both the office worker’s and manager’s perspectives.
Staples is the world’s largest office products company and second largest internet retailer. For 27 years, Staples has served the needs of business customers and its vision is to provide every product businesses need to succeed. Through its world-class retail, online and delivery capabilities, Staples offers office supplies, technology products and services, facilities and breakroom supplies, furniture, copy and print services and a wide range of other product categories. With thousands of associates worldwide dedicated to making it easy for businesses of all sizes, Staples operates throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The company is headquartered outside Boston. More information about Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS) is available at www.staples.com.
About Staples Advantage
Staples Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS), serves organizations of 20 or more employees up to the Fortune 1000, including global businesses, local, state and federal government, healthcare organizations and educational institutions. The Staples Advantage one source solution includes comprehensive products and services from office supplies, technology and printing to promotional products, furniture and facility supplies. Dedicated to providing organizations with greater cost savings and improved ordering efficiencies, Staples Advantage provides a customized level of account support and best-in-class customer service. More information is available at www.staplesadvantage.com.