Workplace Operations

The Right Office Supplies for Each Room at Work

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Office operations teams are responsible for making sure their workspace empowers employees to get their work done. Taking care of small details, such as providing the right office supplies, can make a big difference in how effectively your team is able to do their work. When considering what you need for each space, make a list of all the activities that take place there and then ensure you order the office supplies to support them. To help you get started, we've broken down what office supplies you need space-by-space.

Conference and board rooms
 
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These spaces are created for collaboration, communication, strategizing, and planning. Make sure that you include all the office supplies your colleagues need for on and off-line sharing, like Post-Its for brainstorming and fresh white board markers. Including a laptop charger in the conference room can make the difference between a successful meeting and one that is interrupted due to technical difficulties.

For each room:

  • Pencils and pens
  • Sticky notes
  • Note pads
  • Dry erase markers and eraser
  • Organization for video conferencing/TV remotes
  • Laptop chargers
  • Instructions for how to screen share and join video and conference calls
  • Guest wi-fi password and connection information

Phone Booths

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These small, private spaces that can accommodate one-to-two people are increasingly common, especially in open-plan offices where employees find the noise generated by their colleagues' phone conversations distracting. To ensure these spaces feel cozy and not claustrophobic, add homey elements like hardcover books or a desk lamp.

For each booth:

  • Pencils and pens
  • Pencil holder
  • Notebook
  • Laptop and phone chargers
  • Desk lamp

Employee desks

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Providing employees with the office supplies they need at their desks sets them up for success from the moment they sit down. In addition, ordering desk accessories in on-brand colors instill a sense of company pride, as well as helping to keep desks neat and organized.

For each desk:

  • Document organizers and file folders
  • Pen holder
  • Pens and pencils
  • Notebook
  • Binder and paper clips
  • Stapler
  • Scissors
  • Power strip

For more ideas for creating a productive, on-brand office, download our free Office Design Guide.

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