Stationery in the workplace - what's your take?

by Andy Youings December 08, 2017 1 Comment

Stationery in the workplace - what's your take?

It’s been a fantastic year here at Say Nice Things and having just celebrated our first anniversary, we thought it would be fun to mark the occasion with our first end-of-year survey. From doodling and handwriting to wellbeing and mental health, we’ve used the blog to cover a wide range of topics exploring how we use stationery to help us in our day-to-day lives. So, we thought we’d take a (not too serious!) look at how stationery impacts us in the place we spend a large amount of our time - at work.

Digital versus analogue

Has the ever-evolving world of technology changed our preference to using notebooks, pens and sticky notes to scribble meeting notes and project plans or does the analogue world of stationery still have a strong foothold on the place we most associate with computers and all things digital? To truly establish our stationery habits in the workplace, we have compiled ten simple questions to capture your views.

Complete the survey for your chance to win!

Whether you’re a stationery addict or not, we’d love to hear your thoughts on how you use stationery at work. And best of all, each completed survey will be automatically entered in to a prize draw to win the following stationery hamper worth over £50:

  • A journal and notebook of your choice.
  • FlipFlop pocket notebook set – for making notes on the go notes - the perfect size to keep in your pocket or bag.
  • Pencil set - arguably the most simple writing tool there is, our understated graphite pencils are the literal connection between your thoughts and your journal or notebook. 
  • Essentials gift set – New to our range, the Essentials gift set could be the perfect present for the work desk of any addict this Christmas.
  • Christmas gift wrap & postcard set – Because beautiful gifts deserve something a little bit special for under the tree.

So, what are you waiting for? To be in with your change to win, complete our Stationery in the Workplace survey by clicking the link, answer the questions and be in with the chance to win our special stationery hamper.


Good luck!

(Survey closes at midnight 22nd December 2017)

Andy Youings
Andy Youings


1 Response

Sarah Taylor-Fergusson
Sarah Taylor-Fergusson

December 08, 2017

Hi Andy, I have filled out the survey but I had to tell you this in addition. Years back I worked for AA Travel Publishing as part of the AA Group. In a tall office block with lots of floors of staff. I took the lift to see a much older colleague (non senior) in another dept once and then returned to my desk. The phone rang. It was him on an internal call. He told me I had mistakenly picked up his biro, please could he have it back. I looked in my hand and saw a cheap, office, multipack blue or black biro that wasn’t even a Bic biro. OK I said. I got back in the lift and returned it. There was a central stationery room where you could get your dept to go get stuff and these biros were a hundred a penny. It still surprises me to this day. I guess he was a very humble member of staff.

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