Mortgage refinance Do you ever lose anything in your office? When you can’t find something that you *know* you have somewhere, does that raise your blood pressure? When you need to take the pulse on your productivity and keep the health of your organization in mind, one major area to attend to is ‘paper.’

Juegos   What is happening with the paper in your work area? Do you notice that you are sometimes having some ‘productivity issues’ because your paper is ‘running amuck’? Although it seems like a simplistic idea, the first action you need to take is to make sure you have a physical “in box.” Four ways to use your inbox to assist you are:

  1. Have one.
  2. Have one and only one in-box.
  3. Use your one and only one in-box for ALL kinds of paper (including mail, magazines, ideas that have popped in your head and you’ve written on a post-it® note, etc.)
  4. Process what is in your in-box – daily – to determine what you need to handle, discard, delegate, file, or other action.

property management Begin to work from the concept that your in-box is THE place for everything that is ‘incoming.’ If you don’t have a designated place, then it is all over the place… And you never know whether things are handled or not. This is not good.

Focus: Focus comes when you have created and enforced clear boundaries. To work with laser focus you need to take it a step further and clear your mind of all distractions and concentrate on the task at hand. It’s amazing how much your volume of quality work will increase.

Prepare Ahead: By preparing ahead you mentally are preparing your mind to move right in on what ever the project may be. You are eliminating options and therefore distraction. You can also save a lot of time by preparing ahead if you do it at the end of your work session. This eliminates time spent looking for things because you are setting up while everything is clear in your mind. Sometimes a file folder or basket for your particular project makes this much easier.

I work in people’s offices to help them be more productive and it’s amazing what we find in these piles… sometimes the person I’m helping laughs and other times there’s full-on panic when something is discovered.

Now, here’s a newsflash… if you can’t find what you’ve filed, then you might as well not have filed it (or even kept it). My best recommendation for FILING and FINDING is Paper Tiger software. You may contact me if you are interested or you may go directly to the Paper Tiger site to order it. Either way, please take a look at this resource. It’s not a filing system as much as it’s a filing and RETRIEVAL system You can be published without charge. You can to republish this article in your website or blog. Please provide links Active.