Archive | June, 2013

Are briefcases vanishing from the office?

5 Jun

Image¬†Financial Times a few weeks ago asserted that they see the briefcase taking a smaller use in modern business moving forward. The suggestion was that the cumbersome briefcase is not going to be an viable method to carrying possessions about in a business world where cloud safe-keeping and convenience have emerged to be chief demands of corporate efficiency. While it is a logical projection, their prediction surmizes that the briefcase is being used mainly for the ability of carrying documentation around. I firmly don’t agree with this particular assessment, and maintain that the briefcase completes a crucial part in rounding out your professional appearance.

Let’s reflect on exactly what Financial Times has right. The environment we live in is moving closer to a focus and lifestyle of efficiency. The briefcase can be mentioned to feel inconvenient, needed to be held at each and every second and of a bulky height and width no matter of what is inside. Suffice to say, the briefcase has constantly been included out of a requirement, a strong need that is still present and will remain to be required within the expected future.

Regardless of if cloud storage space may remove the requirement for documentation and even if tablets replace computers, individuals that goes on business trips for work or manages a laptop computer see that a briefcase will continue to be needed purely because laptops are naturally better machines for work productivity. Computer manufacturers confirm that the future remains unthreatening, and that is why they released ultrabooks for business professionals desiring slim, glossy and transportable.

The impact for you: the business consultant.

The briefcase is still very still mandatory for your professional impression and success in the workplace. It enhances your attire and presents yourself professionally to the colleagues you deal with. Functionally, acquire a smaller and lighter briefcase with the anticipation that you will likely be using lighter electronics like for instance an ultrabook or ipad. Purchasing a fashionable briefcase has significant trickle-down repercussions in life. Do not be that colleague that brings a backpack to the job. A major icebreaker for business group meetings is a choice compliments for a good briefcase. By having a briefcase deserving of words of flattery, you create opportunity for friendly dialogue of briefcase choices, something that many modern professionals face.

In the event you happen to be short on budget, think about picking out a briefcase that can be used outside of the workplace. These type of semi-professional briefcases generally have a removable shoulder strap and a lighter leather color. By purchasing a briefcase that may be used for nearly all occasions, you maximise the value you will get from the bag. Instead of 5 days a week, you could use it 7 days a week. It is critical to remove the strap for professional use, as a dangling strap is considered somewhat unprofessional in the office environment.

In general, grabbing a briefcase is an integral step to dressing for success. Set yourself up for success by demonstrating professionalism and class.

Author Bio: Edwin Doche is a colleague of mine who currently works in the Ministry of Transportation in Ontario. He created a resource on buying a car in Ontario.