|Large and small businesses alike both depend on digital technology to perform countless tasks and many of us nowadays even use our personal devices, such as tablets and smartphones, to get work done.
So what does this mean for the humble pen and paper? Whilst some may dismiss them as archaic in a 21st century workplace, a study by job site CV-Library found that almost 3/4 of UK professionals prefer to write a to-do list on paper than on an electric device. Meanwhile, more than half said they feel handwriting is important at work for signing contracts. And, some 98.5% of professionals say they use pens in the workplace. So it clearly makes sense for businesses to supply their team with pens, pads and stationery.
So what are the benefits of handwriting? According to The Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association (WIMA) there are many…
Handwriting shows you care
Good for the brain
David Baker, Executive Director of WIMA, added: “Though computers and email play an important role in our lives, nothing will ever replace the sincerity and individualism expressed through the handwritten word.” With this final thought, if an organisation wants to connect with its workforce and customers on a deeper level there’s still a place for pens and paper in the workplace for years to come.
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