Better office spaces in 5 easy steps

  • May 31, 2012

Environmental psychologists know that sensory experiences impact the way we work. Here’s what they say: 1.  Keep red to a minimum....

Company Records: What to Keep, What to Dump

  • May 29, 2012

A records retention schedule ensures that an organization keeps the records it needs for operational, legal, fiscal or historical reasons, and then destroys them when...

Tips on managing someone else’s inbox

  • March 02, 2012

Keep on top of the boss’s or someone else’s inbox with these proven tips from the trenches: 1.  Avoid duplicating work to the extent that you...

Medical records: Do’s and don’ts

  • February 03, 2012

Medical records are among the most sensitive documents employers maintain in personnel files. They must be afforded the utmost protection, so no transgressions arise...

Hoarders in the Office? Address the Mess

  • August 24, 2011

Hoarding may get your employees a spot on reality TV, but it could damage the professional image of workers—and hurt their chances at a promotion, recent surveys...

Organize a disorganized boss? Maybe …

  • June 23, 2011

Your boss has a “hands-on” work style that demands all files stay nearby. So how do you help a boss whose office is drowning in paper? Here are tips for...

Keep the workplace running like clockwork

  • May 31, 2011

Whether your office has sophisticated scheduling software, day planners for everyone or no formal calendar management at all, a few visual reminders can keep everyone...

Are you as organized as Bill Gates?

  • January 05, 2010

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates uses digital tools to get things done. No surprise there, but are you using any of his top tactics?

Any pointers on ‘filing etiquette’?

  • July 31, 2009

Question: “I supervise a clerical worker in my department. She has difficulty knowing where to file folders with only initials or those that begin with a numeral,...