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Week 10 – Desk Management – Celebrate an Organized Workspace (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)


By Clare Kumar In a study commissioned by Professional Organizers in Canada, 7 in 10 Canadians who work say their workplace is disorganized, and disorganized Canadians report feelings of stress, frustration, and failure. Organize Your Desk Day, a yearly event on the third Thursday…

Week 10 – Desk Management – Maintaining an Organized Workspace (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)


By Clare Kumar Now that your office is set up for success, is your organizing work done? Well, if nothing changed, maybe, but our lives are always changing – we all know change is the one thing we can count on. So, here are…

Week 10 – Desk Management – 6 Strategies for a Successful Home Office (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)


By Clare Kumar We’ve covered a wealth of material in this series which is applicable to any office, but working from home presents unique challenges. Numerous stats show productivity gains of 15% or more through working from home. Why is it then that some…

Desk management – 5 steps on how to organize your desk (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)


By Clare Kumar We’ve covered the theory behind getting organized, but what about the practical side? How do you go from a cluttered to calm desk space? The following 5 steps show you how: 1. Commit Set aside 30 minutes to tackle the re-organization…

Desk management – 5 ways to control desk clutter (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)


By Clare Kumar Even with papers tidied and files put away, desktops can appear busy because of computers and the many peripherals and accessories we use. Here are 5 ways to reduce desktop disarray: 1. Wireless Peripherals Use wireless computer accessories such as the…

Desk management – 5 items that really belong at your desk (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)


By Clare Kumar Here we are, 8 weeks after beginning this series on organizing your workspace, finally talking about how to organize your desk. We have covered space planning, ergonomics, time management and information management before getting to the desk – the most used…

Week 8 – Information Management: Tips – Time Saving Tools (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)


By Clare Kumar New features have been designed into data storage supplies to make them easier to use and to save you time. Take a look at your data storage processes and especially for any that are repeated often, consider feature-rich quality tools for…

Week 8 – Information Management: Afraid of Your Inbox? 5 Tips For Email Efficiency (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)


By Clare Kumar One of the most common frustrations in today’s work environment is the volume of email. I commonly hear reports of between 100-200 emails a day and inboxes with thousands of unread emails. Coupling email with portable devices creates the expectation of…

Week 7 – Information Management: Strategies – How To Deal With Incoming Information (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)


By Clare Kumar We are increasingly inundated with mail, some of it very useful to us and critical to our successful performance, but much of it extraneous and distracting. To avoid feeling overwhelmed by the physical clutter of paper mail and the mental chaos…

Week 6 – Time Management: Tips – 5 Time Saving Products (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)


By Clare Kumar There are numerous products on the market designed to help you use time more productively. Here are a few of my favourite time-savers: Paper-Based Day Planners While today’s electronic tools offer easy organization, sharing and portable storage, paper planners have several…

Week 6 – Time Management: Tips – 5 Ways to Use Time More Efficiently (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)


By Clare Kumar Since time management is the most common challenge to being organized, here are five more time management tips to boost your productivity: 1. Group similar tasks Batch tasks of a similar type and you’ll accomplish more in less overall time. If…

Week 5 – Time Management: Strategies – Three Tools to Manage Your Time (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)


By Clare Kumar I read an article recently that suggested that the average worker uses 13 different time management tools. The most common tools fall within the following three categories: 1. To Do Lists As discussed in the last article, I suggest creating master…

Week 5 – Time Management: Strategies – 5 Ways to Master Your To Do List (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)


By Clare Kumar Our goals and objectives lead to numerous actions. Writing them down can help us make sure we don’t forget them, but is there a best way to do it? Here are three strategies to keep your To Do list under control:…

Week 5 – Time Management: Strategies – Setting Priorities (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)


By Clare Kumar Just like space, time is a limited resource. In fact, most of us would say this is a resource under constant pressure. With so many demands on our time, it is easy to feel pulled in several directions and be unsure…

Week 4 – Space Management: Inspiration – Personalizing Your Space (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)


By Clare Kumar Having defined your office style through furniture, soft and lighting, you’ll want to consider the use of colour, art, and plants to further personalize your workspace. 1. Colour Colour in a space creates powerful emotional and cognitive responses. Did you know…

Week 3 – Space Management: Ergonomics – Best Practices (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)


By Clare Kumar The equipment you use in your office goes a long way in setting up your chances for working in a healthy way. In addition to these, you will want to establish some best practices to ensure you are doing everything necessary…

Week 2 – Space Planning: Effective Storage (Originally Published in GetConnected.com)


By Clare Kumar After defining the key furniture pieces you need to support your work, the next step is determining appropriate storage systems. Storage is all about locating the necessary tools and information easily and retrieving them with the appropriate expenditure of energy. Rather…

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