Synopses & Reviews
Tackle that endless paper flow with creative filing tips, clutter-busters, and workable action plans. Start today! Manage your desk and papers. Keep clutter away permanently. Avoid paper backlogs.
Readers will learn Odette's latest tips on how to control paperwork, organize files, and keep the work area humming plus a few hints on keeping your electronic house in order. Her nationally syndicated weekly column, Smart Ways To Work, and the material she creates for several business websites give her the chance to keep in touch with people and develop the secrets to having a better organized, smoother running workspace.
Tackle that endless paper flow with creative filing tips, clutter-busters, and workable action plans.
Readers will learn Odette's latest tips on how to control paperwork, organize files, and keep the work area humming plus a few hints on keeping your electronic house in order.
Table of Contents
Introduction Preface Section 1: Why Get Organized Yes, You Can Get Organized Benefits of Being Organized Key Principles Where Are You Now? Section 2: How Backlogs Develop What Is Clutter, Anyway? How Do Paper Backlogs Develop? Blocks to Getting Organized Two Common Mental Blocks Section 3: Where to Start Decide On Your Goals Where to Begin The Bookcases: Reduce, Refer, Rearrange Rearranging: How to Do It Handling the Exceptions Summary Section 4: Your Work Area The Credenza Your Desk Drawers Equipment The File Drawers Clearing the Top of Work Surfaces How Are You Feeling? Summary Section 5: Filing It and Finding It Common Filing Mistakes Filing Guidelines Setting Up Your Subject Files Filing Principles Additional Filing Information How to Maintain Your Filing System Summary Section 6: Managing Your Desk and Your Papers The Top of Your Desk Out of Sight Is Out of Mind Calendars Daily To-Do Lists Master List Tracking Delegated Work Summary Section 7: Clearing Off the Stacks Tying Up Loose Ends Business Cards Tickler Files The Next-Week File Odds and Ends Maintaining Your Organization Section 8: Managing Your Mail and Your Reading Sorting Incoming Mail Managing the Reading Section 9: Managing E-Mail and Personal Organizers Managing E-Mail Cautions Etiquette Tips Day Planners and Personal Organizers Summary Section 10: Quick Review, Charts and Checklists Review: Getting Organized from A to Z Review: Clearing the Top of Your Desk Keep the Clutter Away, Permanently Checklist: Monitor Your Progress Section 11: A Friendly Reminder A Final Word Bibliography