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Office Organizer

Our document management tips and inventory management ideas will he you become a more effective office organizer

With our help, file organizing and file management will be easier than ever. The office filing techniques provided by Business Management Daily will get you organized – and get you noticed.

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Fifty percent of a company’s paperwork can usually be eliminated, without disrupting business. How can you help reduce the distraction of unnecessary paper piles?
How do you make sure a task gets done? Peter Bregman, author of 18 Minutes, believes we ought to make appointments with ourselves in order to accomplish things. “We should all be working off our calendars, not our task lists,” says Bregman.
Sorting through files can seem like an archeological dig. Every time someone new comes in, that person doesn't understand the previous system and builds a new set of files—electronic and paper—on top.
Jasmine Freeman’s job as chief executive assistant to Joan Burge at Office Dynamics keeps her busy supporting Burge’s day-to-day work and de­­veloping social me­­dia to support the business. A number of tools help her “keep on top of things”:
Rosalene Glickman, president of the World Academy for Personal Development, often asks her clients if they made a New Year’s resolution and stuck with it. Out of the more than 3,000 people, only 6% said yes. Advice from the experts in making this year’s resolutions stick:
Make your email more readable by crafting enticing subject lines ...  Why wait for an annual review to get feedback? Ask for one-minute feedback at every opportunity ... Knock out more of your critical to-dos by whittling down your to-do list each day ... Go ahead: Ask for a $100,000 salary ...
Entrepreneurship isn't just about making money or starting a business. It also means having a passion for doing something you love: devising a new procedure, planning a meeting, creating a more organized back office. Take this quiz to assess whether you have an entrepreneurial spirit:

A comprehensive document management system can help your business boost productivity, improve the bottom line and stay out of legal trouble. Here are three ways to organize files for easy retrieval, establish a record retention schedule and tame your wild email inbox.

It's possible to have a messy desk and still know which pile holds what. But it's definitely more difficult to think clearly if you're surrounded by clutter. Here's how to clear the deck:
Whether your workplace employs scheduling software, day planners for everyone or no formal calendar management at all, a few visual reminders can keep everyone running on time.
Scroll down a web site one screenful at a time ... Keep emotions in check at work with DING ... Let social media help you network before a conference ... Save people time by telling them how to skip the voice-mail instructions when they call your cell phone.

In a perfect world, office equipment would never break. Colleagues would be as dependable and timely as a Swiss train. And creating a foolproof schedule for a project would be a cinch. But in the real world, well, not so much. What happens to that disciplined road map—your schedule—when you hit unexpected snags, as you’re bound to do?

In sharp contrast to optimistic forecasts that technology would rid your company of the “paper monster,” computers seem to have exacerbated the problem. Now, you’re sending, receiving and storing information electronically and printing copies—lots of copies. You may be able to live with the mess, but what will happen someday if you need to get your hands on one of those documents?

Odds are your desk is a hub of organization. If that’s the case, you’re in the ideal position to create more value for your company by coaching others on ROO, or Return on Organization. Your task: Identify a few valuable tips, then share your expertise with others by offering a Lunch ‘n’ Learn on the topic, writing an article in the company newsletter or posting tips through e-mail.

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 organizing a paper-strewn office:
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 running on time...

American workers can access the Internet, email, instant messaging and other forms of electronic communications from anywhere at anytime. While electronic communication helps people do their jobs, it also leaves a trail. A telephone conversation relies on the memory of two participants, but email and IM discussions can be preserved for years to come. And, given the casual way so many people fire off email these days, that can spell legal trouble for employers.

No company can function without maintaining a variety of records. To control this massive proliferation of files, you must develop a records management system that you can refer to daily to decide what you must keep and what you can toss.
Finding out that someone with your title and job description makes more money than you can rattle your nerves. Here’s how to handle it:
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