Description: DO you have a stapler? If you do, maybe it’s a little dusty in this age of PDFs. Or maybe it’s been missing for a while, after someone borrowed it and never brought it back. Or maybe you’ve affixed your name to your stapler with a piece of clear tape, so your co-workers know: you take this stapler, you die.
Date: Mar 23, 2013
Questions for Discussions:
- From an operations point of view, why has the stapler endured as a workplace tool?
- Can you conceive of an era when the paper stapler won’t be needed?
- Why are international sales so critical to extending the life cycle of this tool?
- What other products should management be looking at developing in order to extend the life of the brand and the company as a whole?