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Here are three ways to organize files for easy retrieval, establish a record retention schedule and tame your wild email inbox.
1. Find paper files—instantly
If you don’t have a filing system that’s built on easy retrieval, you’ll waste a lot of time hunting—plus you won’t make a very good impression on your boss. Try implementing one of these simple filing systems:
Use color coding to your advantage. If you have a different-colored folder for each of your main projects or for each department you regularly work with, finding what you need will be a snap.
Use broad headings for all your files. Choose a broad term like “Expense Reports, 2008,” and file all your procedural memos there, along with copies of expense reports. Other examples of broad headings to use: “Industry...(register to read more)
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