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In today’s Business Studies class, We will be discussing Office Equipment. We hope you enjoy the class!
Office equipment is nothing but things purchased by the company, that helps in conducting office-related tasks or work. They serve as a long-lasting asset to the company. Also, office equipment is just the need and requirement of the company.
Setting up an office is distressing for mainly two reasons:
- Either you are unable to identify the equipment you need.
- You have a clear idea of what you need but the thought of meeting all the needs seems daunting.
But, why is office equipment necessary after all? Here we have explained a necessity, list of office equipment and its importance
Basic office equipment list:
Here are a few items you need to set up an efficient office. Have a look at the checklist
|Basic office equipment list|
|High-speed internet access||Software||Surge protector|
|Computer||Telephone and/or VoIP||File cabinet|
|Monitor||Network router||Uninterruptible power supply (ups)|
|Adequate lighting||Backup drive or personal server||Paper shredder|
|Desk||Printer or multipurpose machine||Fire-safe box|
Depending upon your business niche and the clients or people you serve, there may be an additional list of office equipment you might require. For now, the above list of items can help you arrange everything in sequential order.
List of office supplies:
Before moving on, we have to understand one thing very clearly that there is a difference between office equipment and office supplies.
Office equipment and office supplies:
Office equipment is the asset purchased by the organization, which is used while working for the company. The equipment here means, tables, chairs, computers, etc.
Office supplies are the kind of things that are utilized on a regular basis like stationary, simple office accessories, etc.
In simpler words, the office stationery which you will be mentioning here are the things that are used on a day to day basis, irrespective of whichever company you are in. Some of the essentials in a list of office supplies are
Office supplies list for desktop & desk drawers:
- Pens, pencils, erasers, pencil sharpener
- Permanent markers
- Highlighter pens
- Paper clips
- Binder clips
- Stapler, staples
- Tape dispenser, extra rolls of tape
- Glue sticks
- Rubber bands
- In/outbox for paperwork
- 3 hole punch
To keep the items separated and organized use a desk drawer organizer
Paper & stationery supplies:
- Envelopes (of all sizes)
- Printer paper
- Return address labels
- Stationery/thank you notes/sticky notes
- Printer ink/toner/cartridges
- Supplies for mailing packages
- File cabinet or file box
- All type of file folders, plus tabs
- File labels
- 3 ring binders
- Index dividers
- Calendar & planning supplies
- Calendar (desk or wall version)
- To-do list
- Whiteboard or bulletin board
We have come to the end of this class. We do hope you enjoyed the class?
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We have come to the end of third term and hence JSS2. It’s been a remarkable journey with you and we covered quite a lot in Business studies. Our journey is not yet over though. Our class continues in JSS3 and we hope to meet you there.
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