-Create an inbox for each person you work with
-Create a file for magazine and newspaper articles or scan them into your
computer for reading later. Take this file folder with you where ever you
anticipate you will have time to kill
-Do not over stuff folders. Dispose of outdated documents and uneeded items.
-Never overlaod filing drawer. It will make it difficult ot retrieve information in the drawers.
-Return calls in batches. Leave specific messages or requests for the recipient and
the time you called, as well as, the optimum time to call you back.
-Empty your workspace of everthing but the project you’re working on to cut down
on distractions
-Keep an assortment of all-occasion card and stamps in your desk
-Keep take-out and delivery menus at work for your home neighborhood so you
can call ahead and pick up dinner on the way home. Also, keep menus for your
work neighborhood for quick delivery or pick up
-At the end of each project or event, organize paperwork and notes and file or
store it for easy access in the future
-Straighten desk at the end of the day and especially at the end of the week so
that you can start each morning with a clear desk
Establish in you day-to-day schedule a time to process the incoming finformation whether it be at the first part of the day or towards the endd. a coommitment of 16-30 minutes for this task will pay off immediately, helping you mange your day effectiveley and reduce stress