I read a book titled Getting Things Done by David Allen.
The most useful thing I remember (although there were any a-ha! moments)
When clearing your desk make a rule that you have to do something with everything you touch. Make a decision then and there to either "do it, delegate it, defer it, drop it" . After you do that your desk should be clean. You can't put it aside and create a smaller pile.
If it is a email that you opened that needs to be answered. Do it. If you need more information or input from someone else, Delegate it. If you are no longer working on the project or know it to be compete. Drop it. If you have requested information and are waiting for a call back. Defer it (but follow up).
I usually start the process with a trash can and accordion file next to me. If I do it every week I have no problem leaving a neat desk on Fridays.
I liked the book and it was helpful in taming my slight procrastination tendencies.
working it off.
[/FONT][/B]- Restart 1/5/2016
Hmm... Re-Restart April 2016
Last edited by ImImportant; 02-12-2013 at 04:35 PM.