WATER COOLER TALK
At EZ Office Products we may be a bit biased, BUT let’s just say … we have the BEST customers! The following customers made us smile with their reviews of our company, staff, and service....
We love Dane County! It offers aplenty and there’s so much to do, see, and experience here. Whether it’s working, shopping, tailgating, dining, hiking or biking, Dane County is a great place...
WATER COOLER TALK
19 February 2014
At EZ Office Products we may be a bit biased, BUT let’s just say … we have the BEST customers! The following customers made us smile with their reviews of our company, staff, and service. And yes, we love you ALL too!
18 February 2014
We love Dane County! It offers aplenty and there’s so much to do, see, and experience here. Whether it’s working, shopping, tailgating, dining, hiking or biking, Dane County is a great place to live, work or visit.
Here are our top 10 reasons why we love Dane County, WI:
07 February 2014
Since Valentine’s Day is all about sharing the love, we are sharing our love for a few of our favorite office products this month. Many of these will be on sale through the end of February, so be sure to look out for special email promotions – you can also easily find them in our online store.
24 January 2014
For many people, the start of a new year is the perfect time to better themselves. People all around the world have already made their resolutions. If one of your resolutions is to manage stress, which is a top resolution as noted by USA.gov, staying organized at work can help. Psychology Today published an article with content stating: Messes cause stress because clutter bombards our minds, distracts us, makes us anxious, and makes it more difficult to relax. De-clutter, de-stress. Get three tips.
17 January 2014
At EZ Office Products, one of the most exciting things about a new year is (or at least we think so anyway) is predicting what the top office products will be. We are betting on several innovative products that won the North American Office Products Award (NAOPA) in 2013, plus one strong and secure Flash Drive. Let’s begin with the Flash Drive.
13 January 2014
It’s a cold, cold time of the year in the Madison, Wisconsin Area. With temperatures below zero and thermostats that can only go so high, getting and staying warm can often be difficult. Our new Heated Chairs by Lorell help solve that problem. These two chairs will keep your bum and back warm even when your office is colder than you desire.
17 December 2013
Making the workplace a healthy place, and a productive place, is one of easiest things we can do. It’s not particularly time-consuming, expensive or complicated. It does, however, require a commitment across the organization, starting at the top, so it’s important to make healthy workplace practices part of your company culture. Here are six ways to create a healthier office environment.
Keep Air Fresh, Flowing and Comfortable
Did you know long, closed-door meetings can cause high levels of carbon dioxide? Did you know an improperly heated or cooled office can hamper productivity and increase the risk of accidents? Did you know 10 percent of all asthma cases only exhibit symptoms at work? Did you know poor indoor air quality is the top environmental health problem in America?
Allow for plenty of ventilation, change air filters and clean ducts regularly, and minimize the use of sprayed chemicals. Also, 77 degrees is an ideal temperature for office productivity, according to research from Cornell University.
Show the Green
Plants, that is. Aside from creating a more comfortable, serene setting, plants help to filter the air. Some even transform chemical particles into harmless substances, while research in Europe found that indoor plants can reduce stress. Just make sure you choose strong, resilient plants. The last thing you want is employees bickering over who killed the plants.
Provide Healthy Snacks
Everyone loves the free candy dish, but that just makes us fat and unproductive. Healthy snacks, like fruit, nuts and even coffee and tea can boost productivity by boosting energy levels. Unhealthy snacks, like most candy and chips, contribute to chronic diseases that cause time off from work and higher health insurance premiums.
Let There Be Light
Provide plenty of lighting – including as much natural light as possible. Hold meetings outside when weather permits to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. Full-spectrum lighting is the next best thing, providing sun-like light that makes colors more vibrant. Insufficient lighting not only strains the eyes, but it can cause stress and put people in a bad mood.
Clean, Clean, Clean
Bathrooms, break rooms, kitchens, conference rooms, copy rooms – any common area needs to be cleaned and disinfected daily. Individuals need to do their part by practicing proper personal hygiene and cleaning their workspaces. Employers need to do their part by having sanitizer dispensers installed throughout the office and hiring a cleaning service.
Use Common Sense
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 38 percent injuries resulting in time off from work in 2011 were muscle sprains, strains and tears. Back injuries caused by heavy lifting topped the list, followed by falls. Sure, accidents will happen, but workplaces will be much safer if we lift only what we can handle, use proper technique, help each other and clean up our toys at the end of the day!
What do you do to create a healthy office environment?
09 December 2013
Choosing the right office supplier could be the difference between employees staying in the office for coffee and making productivity-sapping, morale-draining trips for coffee outside of the office during the workday. It takes less than five minutes to get coffee in the office and about 15 minutes to get coffee out of the office. Simple math, right?
There are certain things you should expect from your office coffee supplier that will help you keep your employees happy.
11 November 2013
The average organization’s printing situation is often pretty scattered. You have a handful of giant printers in the mailroom, copy room or sales area. Those are usually the community printers. The boss, human resources and accounting each have their own printers, and there’s probably one or two fancy color printer for sales presentations.
21 October 2013
Every office needs to be fully equipped with standard office supplies and tools. At EZ Office Products, we also believe in spicing things up so you can go beyond the average office space. This doesn't mean you should spend money on things you don’t need. We just want you to consider products that balance fun and innovation with practical usefulness.
Think about the impression you can make when a client or partner walks into your office and sees something they’ve never seen before. EZ Office Products has those office supplies!
Take a look at our Pink Ribbon office supplies, which we’re showcasing all month because a portion of the cost goes to supporting breast cancer research through the City of Hope.