It’s not surprising that simple pocket folders are the most overlooked yet useful tools in the technological age of business. But there are many uses for these, such as:
1. Holding documents. The simplest task is to hold documents for reference or future use. In these instances, it is important to make sure that the pockets are strong and/or deep enough to hold the number of pages you want to keep together. Also, check to make sure that the paper stock itself is thick enough so that normal wear and tear doesn’t quickly damage it.
2. Displaying sales brochures. This can arguably be one of the most interesting uses for pocket folders. When given some room to be creative, a team can also fashion a unique design to show off the company brand. Thoughtful planning will help craft the perfect sales package for your team to win customers and close deals.
3. Organizing training materials. Most seminars leave employees with at least a small stack of handouts, booklets, notes, or other references. Instead of forcing attendees to find a place to store these pages, these can be passed out to everyone so that these documents can be neatly stored for easy reference after the training.
4. Handing out new employee packets. Most new employees get inundated with forms and handbooks and pamphlets to read as they get up to speed about their new employer. It is easy for the HR representative or supervisor who is responsible for passing along this information to forget a sheet or two as they get busy. Instead of scrambling to gather all necessary documents, a packet can be put together well in advance to pass out when new employees are hired. New employees, then, can also keep relevant items in the folder with them to read at their leisure.
With so many uses, it becomes easy to see why these rudimentary devices are still on the desks of employees at all levels of many organizations. Pocket folders are smart for all kinds of businesses.