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Conquering Chaos at Work: Strategies for Managing Disorganization and the People Who Cause It

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Are you a Mess Maven suffering from Paperosis Misplacea? Do you work with a Deadline Deadbeat or have Phone-o-phobic clients? Have you ever felt overwhelmed or overloaded? andlt;BRandgt; For anyone struggling with too many projects, too little time, and too much paper, organizing guru Harriet Schechter — aka The Miracle Worker — offers innovative methods for conquering the five types of workplace chaos: Time, Memory, Communication, Information, and Projects. And she shows you how to handle the real Chaos Creators: andlt;BRandgt; andlt;Bandgt;* Bosses who expect you to cover for themandlt;BRandgt; * Coworkers who leave messes for you to clean upandlt;BRandgt; * Assistants who are even more overwhelmed than you areandlt;BRandgt; * Clients who won't return your phone callsandlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; No matter who or what is creating the chaos that drives you crazy, andlt;Iandgt;Conquering Chaos at Workandlt;/Iandgt; has the practical, easy-to-adopt solutions you need to overcome disorganization now...and forever.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Harriet Schechterandlt;/Bandgt; (pictured on the cover wearing her Deadline Detector) is considered a pioneer in the field of professional organizing and has helped thousands of people and companies conquer chaos since 1986 through her company, The Miracle Worker Organizing Service. She lives in San Diego, California.

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andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Contentsandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Introductionandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;How to Talk Like a Chaos Conquerorandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Part I Classifying Chaosandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;1. Are You a Chaos Creator or a Victim of One?andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;What You Need to Know About Chaos and Those Who Cause Itandlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;2. Chaos Conquerors, Organized People, and Mess Mavens:andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;The Truth About Being Organizedandlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Part II Controlling Chaosandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;3. Tackling Time-Related Chaosandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;4. Managing Memory-Related Chaosandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;5. Controlling Communication-Related Chaosandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;6. Overcoming Information-Related Chaosandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;7. Preventing Project-Related Chaosandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Part III Conquering Chaosandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt; 8. When Organized Isn?t Enough:andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;Strategies for Becoming a Chaos Conquerorandlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt; 9. When Deception Camouflages Chaos:andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;Solutions for Deceptive Chaos Creatorsandlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;10. When Creativity Condones Chaos:andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;Ideas for Creative Chaos Creatorsandlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;11. When Oblivion Compounds Chaos:andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;Help for Oblivious Chaos Creatorsandlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;12. When Bureaucracy Cultivates Chaos:andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;Advice for Bureaucratic Chaos Creatorsandlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Epilogueandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Appendix A: Recommended Resourcesandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Appendix B: Turn Chaos into Cash — How to Profit from Your Organizing Skillsandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;For Additional Helpandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Acknowledgmentsandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684863146
Author:
Schechter, Harriet
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Author:
Schecter, Harriet
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Human Resources & Personnel Management
Subject:
Careers
Subject:
Organizational Behavior
Subject:
Time management
Subject:
Organizational effectiveness
Subject:
Work environment
Subject:
Careers - General
Subject:
Business; Time management
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
112309
Publication Date:
20000131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5-10 b/w line illustrations
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 13.16 oz

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