HR Strange But True!
March 29, 2012

You may have a colorful personality, but if all the Post-it® notes around your computer screen are yellow, you are sooooo dull! According to a new ad campaign by 3M, you need to reflect “your color style” in the workplace through your “stickies.”

With names that sound more like candles or fabric softeners, Post-its are now available beyond Bright and Neon. Now there’s Jewel Pop, Electric Glow, Farmers Market, and Tropic Breeze collections.

If you are unsure which collection reflects your office persona, 3M offers a handy quiz on its website, which asks questions like “What’s your favorite season?” Of course, you may want to change your Post-it decor to coordinate with your seasonal wardrobe—Electric Glow for winter, Tropic Breeze for summer, and Farmers Market for fall.

The coolest part of the website is found by clicking Connections and then Ideas, where people post different uses for Post-its by category. A post on Getting Creative describes how the new colors “are more stimulating for my brain” and help the employee get going on various workplace tasks.

Does your paper napkin slide off your lap at lunch? An idea under On the Go tells you to use the colorful notes to keep it stuck to your pants!

And check out the Post-it Facebook page, where there are videos, pictures of Post-it art projects and origami creations, and even a contest called “Every Note Tells a Story.” So don’t be dull—and yellow.

What's the oddest thing you've seen in an office? Tell us us about it.

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