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Entries Tagged as 'Paper Management'

Organizing Receipts: Keep It Simple

May 19th, 2009 · 1 Comment

We’re over a month past that dreaded April 15, the time of year when you vow that “This will not happen again next year.”  So, how’s it looking so far?  Do you have a new system in place and no stray receipts laying around? If you are still looking for “your” perfect solution, there are […]

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Paper Management Solutions: Erase & Reuse

April 14th, 2009 · No Comments

No matter how much of your life turns digital, I’m betting that there is still paper around you.  Instead of seeing a decrease in the amount of paper, the Internet is one of the biggest sources of paper growth.  Why? We receive more email, and we print many of those. We like paper.  It’s quick […]

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Managing with Paper in the Digital Age

March 24th, 2009 · No Comments

Even in this period of cutting costs, we still have to make decisions about the software and technology that will be a the best investments in helping us to be more productive.  Tech companies count on this.  Microsoft is has a $150 million campaign to persuade businesses that Microsoft’s software can help you save money […]

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Paper Tiger File Management Software

May 20th, 2008 · No Comments

No matter how electronic (translated as “paperless”) we claim to be, I find that 95% of my clients and audiences are still struggling with stacks of papers. So many people still are not aware that there are ways around the traditional filing system, so I’m going to present my system of choice as a start […]

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Tags: File Management · Paper Management · Productive Technology

Shredding Large Quantities–Easy & Affordable

January 31st, 2008 · 1 Comment

Even if you are not a large company, there are easy ways to deal with outdated, confidential materials, other than sitting in front of a shredder feeding 3-10 pages at a time. In my work with small companies, how to get rid of documents is a frequently asked question in the struggle to manage paper. […]

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Tags: Office Productivity · Paper Management

What Happened to Paperless Predictions?

May 18th, 2007 · No Comments

The predictions of a paperless society have been around for decades. In 1966 Harvard Business Review came up with the phrase “paperless clearing house.” As the electronic age took hold, Business Week ran an article in 1975 called “The Office of the Future” which surmised that most of our record processing would be done through […]

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Tags: Changing Times · Paper Management

Shredding Time Management Blocks

May 7th, 2007 · No Comments

One of the biggest challenges to effective time management is locating the right information. This becomes very evident when digging up a year’s worth of receipts prior to filing annual income taxes. Every time you have to hunt for a record, you are losing time that could be applied productively elsewhere. At that point you […]

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Organize Your Files Week

April 15th, 2007 · No Comments

How is your filing system working for you? April has one week designated as “Organize Your Files Week.” This is the month when, if you were frustrated in finding needed receipts and records for tax filings, you would be vowing to do things differently for next year.  Good filing systems have two components:

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How to Prioritize Your Tasks for Increased Productivity

January 25th, 2007 · 2 Comments

It is often difficult to prioritize tasks as you react to the crisis of the moment multiple times a day. How often do you spend the bulk of your day on seemingly urgent tasks that require immediate action versus the ones that will actually make a big difference? So many times the “important” activities are […]

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Tags: Paper Management · Time Management

What Is Accountability and How Can Your Business Achieve It?

January 20th, 2007 · No Comments

“Don’t touch my piles! I know where everything is.” Do you have someone in your business who is accountable to you and who says that? If you do, you should be concerned. Chances are good this person is not nearly as productive as her or she could be because the piles have to keep shifting […]

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