There is probably nothing us strategy consultants use more than Post-Its.
I estimate that in the last 12 months I used somewhere in the region of five thousand Post-Its of varying sizes across a plethora of client projects spanning seven countries and eight market sectors.
Frankly I think I’m addicted to Post-Its.
There, I’ve said it.
My favourites are obviously the Super Sticky range, that should be a given for all strategists and workshop facilitators. They save so much time over the non-Super Sticky variants, and are an essential strategy tool as far as I’m concerned.
My love of Post-Its has blinded me in recent years from the brand’s other great products so, without further adieu here is my take on the latest five product ranges from Post-It for 2013 the good folks at Post-It (3M) sent over to try and play with, and wow am I excited.
01. Full adhesive (normal years block and smaller)
The newest part of the almighty Super Sticky range, these Post-Its make it easier to keep things stuck to the all important wall or printer rolls during client workshops. I’ve often thought ‘I wish these stuck and the top and bottom’ during working sessions and now I am well and truly satisfied. No more bent or folded Post-Its when you get back to base to type it all up!
02. Laptop Notes
Now I won’t lie, I didn’t have a need for these prior to using them as I always have some Post-Its in my pocket and a Sharpie nearby just in case I have a great idea or want to sketch out a business plan in my local Starbucks or Pret.
These notes do make things a little easier, especially when I’m with clients as they make it super swift to write thoughts or project ideas down whilst we are working, a great idea that’s simplified my working sessions with clients.
03. New colours in the core range
Nearly nothing more exciting than getting access to new colours of Post-Its and these new packs do not let you down. Instead of blocks of colour they now look a little more ‘design’ with stripes of colours through each bigger block.
04. Tab-tastic stickies
Never lose your place again, makes marking up reference points in company reports or in research decks pretty easy, they are also reusable so one pack will last ages!
05. An apple a day…
As the adage goes, it keeps the doctor away. Nice Post-It dispenser to brighten up you desk and to make sure you always have your favourite note-taking tool on hand. Maybe as you gaze into an alternate life in the Big Apple, should probably use the notes to make a plan to get over there!
I’m such a Post-It geek, can’t help it, they are an essential part of my workflow.