How Paperless Meetings Can Help the Environment and the Office

Eco-Office Gals

Paper-based meetings are becoming a major inconvenience at the office and in the environment. Offices spend a lot of resources on paper, while the environment suffers from the carbon that paper usage emits. With this in mind, here are some insights on how paperless meetings can help the office and environment: Remote access provides green accessibility. Online document storage saves the environment.

Retrieve Your Files With Ease

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Retrieve Your Files With Ease By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, November 05, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Access , MS-Excel , Organize , Productivity D o you have quite a bit of filing to do? Do you feel that you should have some sort of control over these files on how you find them, for future reference? One of my readers asks: I am trying to organize a file room based not on traditional alphabetical filing, but on a retrieval system.

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Staying Focused At Work: How To Be Productive In A Challenging Environment

Dumb Little Man

Managing your focus in an office environment can be quite tricky. Keep everything that’s essential to your work, like your pen, notepad, marker, and files, on top of the table so you can easily get them when needed. Focus on bringing tranquility to your workplace, so the whole environment undergoes a positive change. The post Staying Focused At Work: How To Be Productive In A Challenging Environment appeared first on Dumb Little Man.

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Attracting Productivity: Work Environments

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Attracting Productivity: Work Environments By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, September 02, 2008 Filed Under: Client Service , Job Seeking , Networking , Productivity D o you think of yourself as a productive person? There are many reasons for this, such as not enough money, a crumby boss or a negative work environment. The work environment is great and I have an amazing boss.

Eight Ways to Keep Your Office Clutter-Free

Ian's Messy Desk

Instead of filing the PDF on the network, the document was printed and placed in a filing cabinet , where it will sit until doomsday. Keeping your desk and files clutter–free in a paper–filled environment isn’t easy, but a little planning and a little technology can help. Once you’ve completed these items, the paper should be filed, re-routed to someone else or discarded. File it in a Reminder file or in your file cabinet.

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Mon. Motivation: Create a Work Environment that Enhances Your.

Stephanie LH Calahan

Motivation: Create a Work Environment that Enhances Your Goals (@GinaParris Video) I'm out on Twitter  meeting new and interesting people all of the time.  Your environment and how it is set up will always have a big impact on what you can get done in a day.  Motivation: Create a Work Environment that Enhances Your Goals (@GinaParris Video) : Comments Mon. Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O! Archive Network with Steph Is This You?

The Admin’s Guide to Organizing Digital Files

Office Dynamics

The Admin’s Guide to Organizing Digital Files By Julie Perrine. Just like papers on your desk can pile up, the same thing can happen with digital files. If you don’t have a filing system to put things where they belong when you save them, the virtual mess can accumulate quite quickly. With digital files, it’s a lot easier to ignore the problem because the virtual piles are out of sight on your hard drive somewhere. Setup Your Digital Filing Cabinet.

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The Vanishing Executive Assistant—NOT!

Office Dynamics

The writer immediately points out that technology and automation have chipped away at duties like papers to be filed and landlines to be answered. Admin Assistant Training Career Management Executive And Assistant Partnership Mgr/Asst Team Self Development Uncategorized Work Environment

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Office Dynamics Top 10 Blogs For Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

The Admin’s Guide To Organizing Digital Files. Career Management Communication Skills Executive And Assistant Partnership Mgr/Asst Team Problem Solving Productivity Self Development Stress Management Uncategorized Work EnvironmentLast week Office Dynamics sent an email to all of our subscribers saying, “Thank you,” and we also provided the Office Dynamics Top 10 Blogs For Administrative Professionals.

Productivity Nuggets Of The Week (September 11 2010)

Productivity Bits

Get Your Home Office Organized For Increased Productivity – Productivity requires that you organize your work environment. Zen and the Art of File and Folder Organization – This is a must read. If you are like most knowledge workers, you often struggle to manage your digital files in your computer. This article gives you the tips you need to know to control the files and folders in your workstation. Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal.

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Guest Post: Simple Green Office Practices

Eco-Office Gals

that will help in the preservation of the environment. Rather than driving to work every day, risking the emission of harmful toxins into the environment, try arranging a carpool with co-workers. Even if you have to wear stockings and a blazer to work every day, that doesn’t mean that you can’t wear clothes that are safe for the environment. You can also try to eliminate paper all together by emailing letters and converting all you files digitally.

7 Tips for Decluttering Your Desk

Ian's Messy Desk

If your desk harbours mounds of papers, books, files and personal accessories, you may be adding unnecessary stress to your day. Set up a good filing system. Colour–coded files are especially helpful — they show you at a glance where something should go. Label all files clearly and make sure they are easily accessible to prompt you to use them regularly. Put items that must be looked at in a special folder or file.

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Spring Cleaning For Office Professionals

Office Dynamics

P urge files; clean up computer files. Admin Assistant Training Creativity Motivators Organizational Skills Productivity Stress Management Time Management Work EnvironmentI thought I’d keep this bonus blog on the lighter side. With the onset of spring, now would be a good time to do a little cleanup. Here are a few ideas. S pruce up your work area with fresh flowers. R earrange furniture. I nform your team or new concepts. N egotiate your workload.

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Office Design Ideas for a Productive Workspace

Eat Your Career

As an admin or office professional, you are in charge of keeping the office running smoothly and ensuring a productive work environment for your team, which can extend to making design decisions for the workplace. Ensure employees have access to storage like file cabinets and a coat hanger to store personal items and keep jackets neat. productivity environment office workspace

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How to Measure the Effectiveness of Your Green Renovations

Eco-Office Gals

A good place to begin the process is with an assessment of your current office environment. And you’d also need to consider how much energy you’re using to house electronic files before and after the switch in order to make an honest assessment. Green Tips consumers energy star green renovations HVAC system office environmentEverything you do in business has, at its root, a single goal: to generate a profit.

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Workers’ Compensation in Arizona and Employee Rights

Small Business CEO

Employers have a responsibility to cultivate a safe working environment, prevent accidents, and provide proper medical assistance to employees who are hurt while working. Otherwise, if employer negligence is to blame for a serious personal injury at work, the employee may file a lawsuit with a personal injury attorney in Scottsdale or whatever city the accident occurred in. … Economy & Environment

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7 Little-Known Tax Deductions for Small Businesses

Small Business CEO

Many small businesses dread filing their quarterly taxes, but deductions help owners lower their tax burden. … Economy & Environment business taxes tax deductionsIn addition to the standard deductions that most businesses take, there are lesser-known write-offs that can reduce tax bills even further. Home Office. If you run your business out of a dedicated home office, you may be able to take the home office deduction.

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Little Green Footsteps

Eco-Office Gals

However, we cannot operate a business today without IT and suspect in most cases the incremental service cost and carbon footprint required to make these changes are significantly less the storing and shipping around unnecessary paper based files. Eco-Office Gals business business processes carbon footprint environment going green Green paperless officeWhat is the business cost of going green?

How To Manage School Documents Efficiently

Dumb Little Man

Save the environment. If you want to cut the printing costs, save the environment and have a tidy desk, you should use less paper in the classroom. Even though it doesn’t have any impact on the environment, you shouldn’t pile up your electronic documents. Edit PDF files.

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6 Reasons Why Your Business Should be Paperless

Eco-Office Gals

When you migrate your files into a digital environment, it: Increases your efficiency. You only need a few seconds to find an electronic file. If you’re a PC user, all you have to do is press the “Start” menu button—the one with the Microsoft logo—on your keyboard, type in the file name, and click the file you’re looking for. In contrast, files kept in the cloud can be accessed wherever you have an Internet connection.

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Internet Access While Traveling: Tips for Keeping Your Data Safe

Dumb Little Man

Imagine spending your precious traveling time looking at a blank screen instead of enjoying the beautiful environment. Switch off file sharing. Ensure that your files are secure. If you forget to turn off file sharing, every person who connects to the same Wi-Fi can view your files. The most recent computers are smart and capable of automatically turning off file sharing when you connect to public Wi-Fi.

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Eight Ways to Eliminate Paper and Clutter in Your Office

Ian's Messy Desk

Instead of filing the PDF on the network, the document was printed and placed in a filing cabinet , where it will sit until doomsday or at least until someone cleans out those files. Despite improvements in document handling technology, despite the convenience of PDF files, we still produce a lot of paper. Keeping your desk and files clutter–free in a paper–filled environment isn’t easy, but a little planning and a little technology can help.

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Are you Sabotaging Your Productivity? The Most Productive Lunch.

Stephanie LH Calahan

  When I used to work in a corporate environment, I almost always ate at my desk.  JanetBarclay   I always leave my desk to eat lunch but when I had a j-o-b I often ate at my desk MasterCruz   I eat lunch away from my desk, either outside or in a cafe environment therileygroup   Usually skip unless I have a lunch meeting. :( inspiredjen   Depending on the day, I eat lunch standing in the kitchen and finish up at my desk.

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How to Implement Your Strategic Administrative Career Plan

All Things Admin

You can also add the Microsoft Office suite of apps (Word, Excel, and OneNote, in particular) or the Google Suite apps to your smart phone and tablet, so your career plan files are easily accessible no matter where you are.

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Co-Workers Annoying You?

Professional Assistant Blog

By The Professional Assistant on Monday, December 31, 2007 Filed Under: Meetings , Office Gossip , Productivity A re your co-workers annoying you at work by talking to loudly? I also work in an environment where it gets a little too loud at times. Retrieve Your Files with Ease Is You Boss Not Giving You Enough Work? Home About Me Advertise Co-Workers Annoying You?

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How to Create Balance in Your Home Office

Small Business CEO

As home-based businesses become more and more popular, the home office environment becomes more important. You won’t need an “inbox,” and files are a lot easier to find and search for. Sure, there’s something charming about having a filing cabinet, but in most cases it’s just unnecessary. Economy & Environment home office work at home Working at home doesn’t mean that you need to work in a “homely” office.

5 reasons why you should use a business storage company

The Small Business Blog

Space saving solution If your business is looking cluttered or if you do not regularly use items such as furniture or files, using a business storage company can be an effective solution in freeing up space. Look around your current working environment to ascertain whether you actually do need larger premises or if storage could… Read the full article here: 5 reasons why you should use a business storage company on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG.

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5 Reasons To Migrate To A Paperless Office

Small Business CEO

Have you ever waded through stacks of files only to discover what you’re looking for is in another filing cabinet? With a filing cabinet, you’ve got a simple lock and key. With digital files, strong file encryption and password protection can ensure that your clients’ information is safe. Your Files Are Now Available Everywhere. Economy & Environment Entrepreneurs digital documents security

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Steps for Creating a Paperless Home Office

Productivity Bits

Going paperless is not only better for the environment, but it can make you more productive. While many home printers have a scanner function, there are scanner options available that will send your scanned documents directly to your computer for easy filing. It is helpful to have a scan, discard, and file system. If the document is an important document where the original needs to be kept, then it can go into the file section. usually will fall into the file section.

Kingston urDrive Infuses Your USB Drive With Life

Productivity Bits

UrDrive is simply a file management application that does more than sorting your file according to type. urDrive offers engaged, active storage that allows you to easily access and organize your files, photos, videos and music. urDrive features easy-to-use file management. File Management takes file and content organization to the next level, assists with file search, folder creation, renaming, sorting and capacity tracking.

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Why I’ve Chosen The Old Reader to Replace Google Reader

The Solopreneur Life

I love trying out new tools and I’m prone to switching to new environments. To Move Your Files From Google Reader to The Old Reader. You will need to export your OPML file from the soon-to-be-dead Google Reader. Go over to Google Takeout and click on your Reader file. ” It’s actually an XML file, but it works with OPML. The file will be downloaded as a zip file. After it downloads, unzip the file.

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5 Tips for Eco-Friendly Organization in the Office

Eco-Office Gals

However, it’s worth a little extra effort to ensure that your office does less harm to the environment. Clutter can be a real killer in the office environment, growing at a seemingly exponential rate and slowing efficiency and productivity. Getting rid of your antiquated paper filing system is not only eminently eco-friendly, but it can also help to keep your office clean and organized with less effort. Old-school filing is wasteful on every front.

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Even More Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint in the Office

Eco-Office Gals

As a way to combat or prolong the issue, many organizations have opted to go green by creating more eco-friendly working environments. Not only does reducing their carbon footprint helps the environment, but it also helps business. There is software that can be used to draft documents, store files, and email correspondence electronically eliminating, or at least, reducing the need for physical paper.

How clutter can hinder your productivity (and what to do about it)

Productivity Bits

Without time and effort dedicated to your environment, productivity and motivation can diminish. Physical obstructions In an office, physical obstacles can come in the form of archive boxes, files, and general clutter. In work environments like a warehouse, there can be more substantial clutter that will cause more significant problems. It’s in other work environments such as workshops, factory, and warehouses when clutter and mess can start having serious effects.

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9 Ways to Improve Your Organization Skills for Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

You may have been able to muddle along back in the day, but in today’s competitive environment, you need to work any advantage in your favor. Establish a filing system. Most of your files are probably going to be digital, but you still need to know where everything you need is stored. Looking for lost files will take up as much of your time as looking for misplaced items. You need to make sure all your files are in its proper place.

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Streamlining Your Workstation For Productivity

Small Business CEO

Oftentimes, we don’t properly file things or put something away because it’s not convenient. Get creative and arrange your office in a way that allows easy access to all your filing systems. Entrepreneurs office environments office equipment organizationWhat’s all the fuss about keeping a clean desk? In college, my favorite professor had stacks of books and articles that rivaled the Empire State Building.

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How to Optimize Office Productivity

Ian's Messy Desk

The office environment needs to be organized. There are many tasks to be completed in an office environment and they tend to be completed effectively when there is good organisation. This includes electronic data on servers and computers as well as to the physical office environment. The office itself should have accessible file cabinets, adequate office machines, and as little clutter as possible. Every business needs to cultivate a productive culture.

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Social Learning as a Way to Foster Productivity in the Workplace

Dumb Little Man

In fact, one of the best forms of learning is when people are in a social environment. Moreover, it has also helped to keep the employees motivated while increasing the spirit of competing in a healthy environment. A productive office environment is defined by solid communication.

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3 tips for a stress-free connected workplace

Ian's Messy Desk

It may not be the everyday tasks, projects and deadlines, but rather the physical environment. Creating a stress free environment for you and your team can pay off big time. File away completed projects, and do an assessment of what you really need to keep. With file sharing tools and mobile worker solutions and devices, it is easy to work outside the office and still enjoy safe access to the business network.More information is available at

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Win an award-winning Brother office labeller

Practically Perfect PA

The labeller can help with everything from organising office filing to tracking property through specialist bar code and asset management labels. The PT-D600VP uses Brother’s laminated TZe tapes, which create highly professional, hard wearing labels suitable for a range of environments. We’ve teamed up with technology specialist Brother to give you the chance to win a state-of-the-art office labeller.

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Credit cards going green

Eco-Office Gals

This has a possible effect on the environment as the computer systems need to operate every day all year round. As other industries have started to implement offsetting their carbon, so too have the banks and credit card companies in an attempt to reduce the damage that is being done to the environment. Banks have also begun to move towards digitalising their corporate offices into a paperless environment with data all stored digitally instead of being printed and filed.

Re-inspire Yourself this Fall!

Step It Up VA Coaching

Do papers and files cover your desk like autumn leaves on your lawn? Time to toss and file. Just as fall is a time for cleaning up your outer environment, in many cultures, fall is a time to cleanse your inner environment as well. by Donna Toothaker. The fall is nearly upon us, and sure – this is the time of year when the air cools down, the sun sets earlier, and we prepare for the dormant winter season. But in business, fall is also a time of new beginnings.

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Podcast 133: How to create good habits

Clutter Coach

The best way to form a good habit is to set up your environment to make success easy. Or you could tell yourself that you’d like filing more if you could talk to a friend on the phone while you do it. For someone else, filing would be likeable if they could watch TV at the same time. First, set up the environment by setting aside time to walk and having the appropriate shoes and clothes handy. by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ?

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