Whether youre using a makeshift workspace at home or youre in the office, its time for some spring cleaning.
According to Jeffrey Meyer, an efficiency expert and author of Time Management for Dummies, people should focus on clearing the clutter even if they dont enjoy it.
“Nobody wants to clean their desk, and nobody wants to get organized, because it takes work,” Meyer says. But theres a benefit. In the long run, youll save time and accomplish more by getting organized.
Mayer says that people can waste 60 minutes per day looking for things that are “lost” on their desks. “At least 60 percent of the papers on the typical desk no longer have any value or meaning. Theyve piled up because you dont have a system for dealing with them,” he says.
His solution: Create a simple organization system that doesnt allow anything to fall through the cracks. Put things where they belong right away, and youll spend less time looking for them later.
More practical service tips appear in the May issue of Customer Communicator newsletter.