Resource Highlight of the Month
We have recently had requests for information on organizing personal workspaces. Two new books that are now available for checkout are:
Taming the Paper Tiger at Work by Barbara Hemphill, published by Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc. 2002. 183 pages.
In Taming the Paper Tiger at Work, Hemphill presents simple suggestions that will save you time and increase your efficiency and productivity, whether you’re a business owner, executive, manager, or employee. Hemphill shows you how to decide what to toss, what to keep, where to keep it, and how to find it when you need it again, so you can get the results you want!
Taming the Paper Tiger at Work will help you:
- Find anything in your office in five seconds or less
- Practice the “Art of Wastebasketry” to prevent clutter in the first place
- Enhance your productivity by making the most of your calendar and to-do list
- Establish retention guidelines so you—and everyone in your organization—knows what to keep—and what to toss
- Organize a company-wide File Clean-Out Day
Organizing Your Work Space by Odette Pollar, published by Crisp Learning. 1999. 106 pages.
Everyone offers excuses (or makes serious vows to change) but we all must face the headache, especially at work, of a stream of paperwork and undone tasks that show up at the end of each day. Let's face it - clutter is emotionally draining and the source of delays, frustration, and stress. Worst of all, it costs us hours of lost time.
Odette Pollar has created a system that allows you to take on the task of organizing your work life with some simple ideas - rules for handling paper that you establish and live by; creative use of a few common devices such as files, bookcases, and surface areas; and suggestions for careful analysis of how you use space and equipment.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in reserving either of these resources for a one-week check-out period. You will be emailed prior to receiving the book.