Getting Organized at Work by Learning Express Editors

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How usually do you fail to remember to come back cell calls? omit points in time? Waste time trying to find mobile numbers, papers, and provides? Following the straightforward 20-step software in Getting equipped at paintings will train you know and put off undesirable conduct, and advance a procedure of association that works, so that you can take regulate of your workspace.

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Sova, Dawn B.  Sova. (Basics made easy) Includes index.  Series. 1dc21 98-27450 CIP Printed in the United States of America 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 First Edition For Further Information For information on LearningExpress, other LearningExpress products, or bulk sales, please call or write to us at: LearningExpress® 900 Broadway Suite 604 New York, NY 10003 212-995-2566 LearningExpress is an affiliated company of Random House, Inc. Page iii CONTENTS Introduction v Section I Setting Priorities 1 Chapter 1 Targeting Your Needs 3 Chapter 2 Becoming Organized by Design 11 Section II Organizing Your Time 19 Chapter 3 Becoming a Time Tamer 21 Chapter 4 Exploiting Peripheral Time 33 Chapter 5 Turning the Telephone into a Tool 41 Chapter 6 Focusing On Professional, Not Social, Tasks 51 Chapter 7 Managing Tasks Effectively 59 Page iv Section III Organizing Your Desk Environment 69 Chapter 8 Arranging Your Desk Location 71 Chapter 9 Organizing Your Desk 79 Chapter 10 Organizing Your Files 87 Chapter 11 Using Color Coding to Get Organized 95 Chapter 12 Creating a Place for Everything 101 Section IV Getting Organized with Technology 109 Chapter 13 Exploiting the Potential of Fax and E-mail 111 Chapter 14 Organizing Your Computer Files 119 Chapter 15 Eliminating Clutter with Your Computer 129 Chapter 16 Using Spreadsheets to Get Organized 137 Chapter 17 Using The Internet to Get Organized 147 Section V Merging and Purging Information 157 Chapter 18 Retaining and Removing Records 159 Chapter 19 Destroying Files Safely 167 Section VI Staying Organized 173 Chapter 20 Maintenance Tips for Staying Organized at Work 175 Appendix Additional Resources 181 Page v INTRODUCTION What's the problem?

Neither the incidents given as examples nor the range of reactions to each incident is unusual in a workday, but how we choose to deal with this lost time is unique to each person. Some people see peripheral time as downtime, during which they are not obligated to do anything more than wait for the action to begin once again. For others, such idle time is nerve-wracking and stressful, and it creates even more stress when the time wasted forces them to work after quitting time to make up for those lost moments.

Bluntly tell your coworker to leave you alone and to go bother someone else with the nonsense from now on. c. Smile nicely and pretend to be interested because you feel sorry for a person who seems to be so lonely and in need of attention. d. " Neither the incidents given as examples nor the range of reactions to each incident is unusual in a workday, but how we choose to deal with this lost time is unique to each person. Some people see peripheral time as downtime, during which they are not obligated to do anything more than wait for the action to begin once again.

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