Totally Organized Business Gazette
Volume 12 Issue 8 October 2008
In This Issue
Getting and Staying Organized
Organize Your Life-Show
Adm Area With Lynn
Do you have a messy desk?
On Target

48% of American Executives admit to having a messy desk but claim to know where everything is.  In constrast 12% say that although their desk appears organized, they have no idea where to find anything. 

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We are in the last quarter of the year, what did you write at the beginning of the year that you wanted to accomplish in 2008?  If you want to continue to work on the items on your list, take time this month and join me on October 28th for my FREE teleseminar "Organized For Success".  I will be providing tips you can use now and in the future to help you be more organized in the office and in life. Register today space is limited!
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Establishing A Clear Desk Policy 
 
garageAre you ready to establish a clear desk policy?  As you work at your desk and move documents and papers from one side to the other use the tips below to regain control of your desktop.
1) Desk: Clear your desk before the end of each day.
2) Projects: Place project related materials in a folder and file it at the end of your work day. 
3) Maintenance: Schedule time weekly to go through in-basket and the piles on your desk.
4) Mail: Don't pile mail on desk.  Discard junk mail.   
5) Notes/To-Do List: Use one notebook and date each entry and list notes, messages, etc.  Do not use scraps of paper.    
Organize Your Life-Radio Show 
 MicrophoneListen to or downlooad this month's segment of Organize Your Life.  My topic will be "Getting Organized" and I will be sharing tips to help you conquer your clutter.  Click the link below for show times and to listen to previous shows. 
 

Admin Area With Lynn 

PileFall into Order
Where has the year gone? Before you know it, we'll be hearing Christmas bells.  Here are a few tips to help you work towards ending this year on a high note.
  • Organize your database.  Plug in all of those business cards you've accumulated this year.  When the holidays roll around, you won't scramble to put together your mailing list.
  • Update your filing system.  Make sure that your files are orderly.  Have your assistant spend time preparing files to be closed out at the end of the year. 
  • Effectively manage your schedule. Overbooking is common during this time of year while you're trying to get it all in.  Your assistants' goal should be to stay on top of you and your schedule to avoid burn out.  Schedule the necessary, prep your assistant on the rest. 

These tips will help you fall into order this season.

 
Until next time remember to clear your desk at the end of your day and work week. 
 
Sincerely,
 

Janet M. Taylor
Totally Organized, LLC