Five Workplace New Year’s Resolutions to Increase Productivity

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Boise Paper offers #NewYearsResolutions for a more productive, successful office

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After ringing in the New Year, everyone is making resolutions to lose weight or eat healthier, but don’t forget about making workplace resolutions to help you and your colleagues lead a more constructive office life. To help offices work smarter in 2016, the experts at Boise Paper, a division of Packaging Corporation of America (PCA), share attainable resolutions to improve individual skills and boost workplace productivity.

“Now is a great time for office workers to reflect on accomplishments and progress made during the past twelve months and set realistic, focused workplace resolutions,” said Mary Ignas, Sr. Director of Marketing for Boise Paper. “Practical New Year’s resolutions for the office can increase productivity and position everyone for even more success in 2016.”

With success in mind, Boise Paper offers achievable resolutions for self-improvement at the office so you and your team can have a more productive 2016:

  • Email Strategically – Communicating inefficiently can lead to a significant waste of time. Stop forwarding email chains to help streamline correspondence. Instead, summarize the key details for recipients to help the entire office save time. Consider when picking up the phone or stopping by someone’s office for a face-to-face conversation could be more effective and time efficient than sending an email.
  • Upkeep Office Equipment – To keep business running smoothly, regularly clean machines, such as printers and copiers, to remove dust and debris that can lead to performance problems. Also, avoid paper jams by using 99.99 percent jam-free performance guaranteed paper, such as Boise® X-9® Multi-Use Copy paper, and properly train staff how to load paper into the machines. More than slowing down print jobs, jammed paper can cause paper fibers to build up and cause equipment failure.
  • Organize Your Time – It seems that there is never enough time in the day! By planning your activities out in the morning, you’ll accomplish so much more in one work day. Most importantly, prioritize your to-do list and schedule time to work on specific tasks. During that time, avoid multi-tasking, hang up a “Do Not Disturb” sign and turn off all email notifications to avoid being disrupted. For larger projects, break them down into smaller steps and assign deadlines for each step.
  • Conduct Effective Meetings – Meetings are a powerful tool for getting things done, but only when ran efficiently. To make it worthwhile for all attendees, set and send the agenda at least one day in advance. Start the meeting on time and end it with clear goals and next steps for each team member. For client meetings, print copies of the agenda on impressive, high-quality paper like Boise POLARIS® Premium Multipurpose paper to ensure all your bright ideas look brilliant in print.
  • Get Physical – Sitting at a desk all day has a negative impact on mental alertness, cognitive abilities and mood – all of which greatly affect productivity. Take short 10-15 minute breaks every two hours to help you refresh and reenergize. To add more activity into your work day, grab coffee or lunch away from the office or ditch the conference room for a walk-and-talk meeting with colleagues instead.

Boise Paper manufactures a full line of quality papers for the office and home. Boise POLARIS® Premium Multipurpose paper is performance guaranteed and has ColorLok® technology, promising more vivid colors, bolder blacks and faster drying. Boise® X-9® Multi-Use Copy paper has a 99.99% Jam-Free Guarantee and is backed by independent testing through Buyers Laboratory, Inc. Ask your supplier about the best Boise Paper products for your office.


About Boise Paper:
Boise Paper is a division of Packaging Corporation of America, headquartered in Lake Forest, IL. Boise Paper manufactures a full line of quality papers including imaging papers for the office and home, printing and converting papers and papers used in packaging, such as label and release papers. Through their Paper with Purpose™ promise, they commit to delivering excellent value while sustaining environmental, economic and social resources for future generations. Keep current with news and events at

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Lindsey Lucenta
L.C. Williams and Associates
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