Improving Work Productivity with 3M
Do you know, Post-it notes were invented by Dr. Spencer Silver, a chemist at 3M in the United States, who was attempting to develop a super-strong adhesive, but instead he accidentally created a “low-tack”, reusable, pressure-sensitive adhesive that has been characterized as “a solution without a problem”. Silver tried to promote it for years but it didn’t succeed. In 1974, a colleague of his, Art Fry, who had attended one of Silver’s seminars, came up with the idea of using the adhesive to anchor his bookmark in his hymnbook. Since then, post-it was developed and it became a huge success.
I am a very messy person, be it at home or at work. My aunt always has nag at me when she sees my messy table at home. Everywhere is full of files and press releases and it just stacks up everyday. Of course, office table is much worse. So post-it is really my best friend at work.
I don’t know about you, but I have a habit of using different colour post-it on different day. For instance, Monday is always blue, so I have a blue post-it. And Friday is always a happy day for me, so I will have a pink post-it. Then I will paste it all over my monitor because the rest of my workspace are too messy and I may lost the post-it.
I also have a white board where I will paste post-it of important events, such as meeting with boss, or a date with the man. Because of its adhesive quality, I can paste it anywhere without losing the post-it. And they are all in bright colours, so it is very easy to spot them!
My favourite is big pads like this. During my school days, I will use these big pads while studying for examinations. Every morning, I will write down the things I need to study for the day and as I finish it, I will put a tick to it. Now that I start working, I use the big pads as well. Especially when I have many things to do in a day, I will first jot down the things to do in a list and start working on it. Setting a daily target is important. It just makes me more organized.
All these page markers can be put in recipe books. And sometimes while reading, I will put a note a remind myself to buy the ingredients I need. With 3M products, it increases work productivity and help to meet your deadlines and get your timing right!
If 3M products has helped you to work smarter and stay happier, JOIN their contest by sharing your Post-it tips on how to work smarter and stay happier at work and stand to win $1,000 worth of Travel Vouchers! GOOD LUCK!