It's About Time to Unearth Your Desk!
What's weighing you and your desk down?
What is disorganization costing you?
Are you overwhelmed by stacks of paper and other items that distract you from what you need to get done? Are you one of the average Americans with 37 hours of unfinished work on your desk right now?
It's time to apply the ART of paper management to clear your desk!
One powerful strategy we teach clients is ART (Action, Reference, Toss). With this strategy, you take the mess and separate it into categories that make it more manageable and help you to regain your focus and increase productivity.
An Action Filing System will be for papers you need to take action on such as “to sign,” “to pay,” and “to call.” These files work well on or near your desktop in an organized filing system.
The Reference Filing System will be for papers you need to keep for reference such as “reports,” “statements,” and “study guides.” These are best kept in a filing drawer close to your work space. By having a home for both action and reference items, you will eliminate a lot, if not all of the piles of paper that clutter-up your work space.
What happens to the rest? You toss it!
For a deeper dive into this strategy and more, join the "It's About Time" virtual productivity program in time to take advantage of our May topic: Unearth Your Desk!
You'll learn the skills to:
- Arrange your work area, desk, files and papers for optimal productivity so you can find what you need, when you need it.
- Develop productive habits to maintain a well-organized, clutter-free work environment; free of distraction.
Isn't It About Time?
Also in May, join us as we kick-off the Minimalism Challenge! If you're looking to clear clutter, here's your chance to release almost 500 items in just 31 days! Are you in?!