4 smarter ways to get things done at work

4 smarter ways to get things done at work

Work smarter, not harder. It’s easier said than done but having the right tools is a good place to start!

We asked our stationery expert, Travis O’Toole, to narrow down his top five product picks to help save you time and boost productivity.

Pick 1: Automate tasks wherever possible

“Finding little ways to automate tasks is great for improving efficiency, reliability and speed – three things that can boost your productivity,” says Travis.

The first of its kind, the GBC Foton 30 Automated Laminator is a fully automated desktop laminator that feeds, laminates and trims with the touch of a button. Its 30-page automatic document feeder and trimmer will free up time in your workday. It is 98% faster than manually loading and feeding pouches into a laminator, saving you extra time.

Pick 2: Clear desk, clear mind

Having all the resources you need in a designated space will help increase productivity. According to a US survey conducted by NAPO (National Association of Productivity and Organising Professionals), 91 per cent of respondents said they would be more effective and efficient if their workspace was better organised.1

“Labelling important documents, boxes and items will save you time and keep things more organised,” says Travis.

To help with decluttering, use storage boxes or folders and label them for easy access. The Dymo LabelManager 280P Portable Labeller can connect to your PC or Mac and gives you the option to customise labels with various fonts, graphics and styles – so you can make things look good too!

Pick 3: Be prepared, anywhere

“We depend on our devices to keep us connected and productive now more than ever. Having a low or depleted battery can add stress to your workday and slow productivity. With wireless charging, you can recharge your devices no matter where you are, so you’re always prepared,” says Travis.

Travis recommends the Verbatim Wireless Charger Pad for its reliability and compact size – it’s so small it can fit in your pocket! “Qi charging is the universal standard, so you can use any wireless charger across all your wireless capable devices. It’s a powerful hub.” says Travis.

Wireless charging also uses smart technology, so when your device is fully charged, the charger automatically switches off to save energy and prevent overheating.

Pick 4: Cross-Cut Shredders

Working smart also means working safe. Make sure redundant documents containing sensitive company information are correctly destroyed.

“One of our most popular shredders is the Fellowes AutoMax 150C Cross-Cut Shredder. The cross-cutting feature provides greater security than your run-of-the mill strip-cut shredders because they cut documents into ribbons,“ says Travis.

Its manual feeding capability lets you load up to 150 sheets of paper into the tray, which are shredded at the push of a button, freeing you up to do better things with your time!

Are you looking for more ways to work smarter, not harder? We’ve curated a list of our most efficient, faster, smarter office products to help you get the job done in no time.

4 smarter ways to get things done at work
4 smarter ways to get things done at work
4 smarter ways to get things done at work


1Cortez, S., 2012, ‘Anyone Who’s Unemployed Should Spend At Least 20 Minutes Doing this Task’, <https://www.businessinsider.com.au/how-being-organized-affects-productivity-2012-6?r=US&IR=T>