Think about it – Once your office becomes messy and your files are not filed properly, you can hardly search any information to preform your work. Organizing your office through filing, acting, or tossing it method, or Taming paper tiger is how Barbara Hemphill, author of Taming the Paper Tiger at Work and Taming the Paper Tiger at Home refers to the information/paper organization.
Why your home or office become messy? Barbara Hemphill said, “Most people don’t want to work in a messy office, but either they don’t know how to clean it up, they don’t have the time, or they don’t really want to think about it. Your ability to accomplish any task or goal is directly related to your ability to find the right information at the right time.”
Curtis Sittenfeld at Fast company has a nice article + interview with Barbara Hemphill on this topic. In addition to the article, it is included a list of 5 Myths About Mess – for instance if you think one born organized or not, read it and digest it.
She’s a Paper Tiger – [Fast Company]
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