Office pet peeves and how a smart office can solve them

As more and more workers return to the office, it doesn’t take long for the old office pet peeves to return with it. Pet peeves might seem like a minor issue, but they can cause serious issues with productivity, efficiency and general work morale.

You won’t be surprised to hear that a large portion of pet peeves come from outdated equipment and disruptions to workflow. 

The good news? A smart office can solve a lot of these problems for you. 

Let’s take a look at 5 of the most common office pet peeves, and how investing in a smart office can relieve some of these issues.

Malfunctioning hardware or slow computers

In a survey carried out by Zety, 61% of users find malfunctioning hardware and slow computers annoying or very annoying. 

It’s pretty simple. If your hardware and other equipment doesn’t fit the mark, your employees just won’t be able to get as much work done. 

Everyone knows that slow computers cause a whole lot of frustration. Staring at a frozen screen while you’re mid-flow or seeing constant delays while you’re in an important virtual meeting.   

Updating your software regularly not only helps to solve the problem, it takes it one step further by increasing productivity and efficiency. Investing in updated automated software and smart office solutions is much more accurate, efficient and secure.  

At AFP, we’re here to be your digital partner. From implementing new software and installing new hardware to ongoing I.T. support, your office needs to work for you, not against you. And we offer a range of services and solutions to make that happen.

Printer out of paper, jammed or broken

In the same survey, 48% found working with an outdated printer annoying or very annoying. Faulty printers have a similar impact to workflow and productivity as malfunctioning hardware and slow computers. 

If your employees experience delays every time they want to print something, they’re going to get frustrated pretty quickly. It can waste time and money having to reprint things over and over again. Not to mention the environmental impact as you’re having to use more and more printers.

Again, regularly updating your equipment is a great way to minimise the problem. But there are other options too, including digital printing. Digital printing is faster, smoother and much better for the environment. It’s a win-win for everybody – reducing employee frustration and your carbon footprint along the way.

At AFP, we offer plenty of digital printing and print fleet management services to keep your documents up to date and secure. 

It’s time to make your office smarter

Investing in a smart office might seem like a daunting task, but trying to deal with these pet peeves will no doubt be much more difficult.

Even if there are a few initial bumps in the road, a smart office is designed to help you and your employees get the job done. Increased productivity, fewer delays, more sustainability. This is what a smart office can bring to the table.

Say goodbye to frozen screens and paper jams. Invest in your smart office today. 

Get in touch with us to find out more.