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  • Computer & Email
  • Get the Most from Microsoft Outlook

  • Beware the Empty Inbox

  • Get the Most from Your Handheld

  • Do Digital Organizers Save Time - Or Waste It?

  • Efficient E-mail Habits

  • Transitioning from Paper to Digital Information Storage

  • Faxing Without a Fax Machine

  • Getting Your Files When You're On The Go


  • Business & the Office
  • Time Tactics for the Office

  • Keeping Track of Delegated Tasks

  • Controlling Interruptions

  • Keeping Track of Your Customers & Prospects

  • Do Your Employees Really Need Customer Service Training?


  • Paper Management
  • Action Files Prevent Desk Clutter

  • Reclaim Your Desktop with a Tickler File

  • What To Do With All Those Business Cards?

  • Managing Project Folders - A Surprising Tip that Works


  • Time Management & Organizing
  • The Power of Planning Ahead

  • Words of Wisdom You Should Ignore

  • Coping with Information Overload

  • Thirteen No-Tech Time Management Tips


  • "Words of Wisdom" You Should Ignore
    © Jan Jasper; 2001-2012

    "Handle each piece of paper only once."
    Someone just handed you some information about a low-priority matter. If you deal with it right now to avoid handling the paper again later, you'll be late to today's meeting with your biggest client. I don't think so!

    "Filing systems should always be set up alphabetically."
    This depends. Some files should be set up by topic. Alphabetic files are a big reason that people often can't find papers after they've filed them.

    "Loose-leaf binders are a good way to keep papers, newsletters, etc. together."
    If you don't even have time to drop it into a file folder, where will you find the time to hole-punch it?

    "A tidy desk will help you be effective."
    Maybe. Some very ineffective people have spotless desks.

    "If I had a bigger office it would solve the problem."
    More likely, it would just give you more places to hide the work you're procrastinating about doing!
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    About the Author:
    Productivity coach Jan Jasper has been helping busy people work smarter, not harder since 1988. Her customized approach guides clients to manage time, tasks, and information more effectively. She also provides Microsoft Outlook customization for clients. Jan is the author of Take Back Your Time: How to Regain Control of Work, Information, & Technology (St. Martin's Press). She recently completed a North American media tour as the national efficiency spokesperson for IKON Office Solutions, Inc. She has appeared on radio and TV all over North America and is quoted regularly in print. Jan is an adjunct instructor at New York University.

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