OFFICE Tip 31: Have A Cordless Phone and Headset

A cordless phone and headset make talking on the phone easier while simultaneously getting things done. If you are cordless while on the phone, you can grab the client’s file or write notes about the conversation more easily because you have both hands free. There are now phones that will also wirelessly transfer from your landline to your cell phone if you need to leave your office while you are on a call.

Xcelis Communications offers the Pantheon phone which attaches to any single-line landline telephone and, in addition to placing and receiving landline calls, uses Bluetooth connectivity to route outgoing and incoming voice-calls and data from the users’ mobile phone to a traditional landline phone. This type of technology might really help you stay professional on the phone while on-the-go.

If you are on the phone all day long for business, take the time today to see how upgrading the connection between your office phone, your cell phone, and a cordless headset or earpiece could benefit you. It will not only allow you to have your hands free, it will also save your arm, neck, and shoulders from the strain of holding the phone all day.

Your Computer

Your computer is probably your most useful office tool and it also often takes up the primary workspace. Maximize the use of your desk by looking into ways to maximize the area your computer already occupies. There are monitor stands that have trays and drawers to store items. There are also keyboard trays that lift up to reveal extra storage. When using a laptop regularly, be sure to have it on a stand or platform so that you reduce wrist stress, eye strain and neck tension. This also allows air to circulate under and around your laptop so it doesn’t overheat.

Changing your screen saver can also help you renew a stale relationship with your computer. One woman I work with has a new affirmation as her screen saver each day. That way she is reminded of what inspires her.

When your computer has electronic issues that you can’t fix yourself, consider trying these solutions:

  • an online help service
  • a local computer repair center
  • contact the Geek Squad whose agents are on a mission to return harmony to you and your computer:
  • if you have a Mac, AppleCare is worth every penny

May your computer always run smoothly!

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