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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The Great Calendar Debate - Paper or Electronic - 21 Experts Weigh.

Productive & Organized

  One item frequently purchased at this time of year is a calendar or planner for the upcoming year.  I relied on the Franklin Covey Planner for YEARS in the corporate environment long before Web 2.0; It is perfect for people who are in sales of any kind, especially if the customer or client does not generally make a buying decision immediately, or if follow up is needed after the initial purchase. Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O!

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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.

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Little Green Footsteps

Eco-Office Gals

use; holiday forms, purchase order sign-off, invoice sign off, expenses, just to name a few. 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 office

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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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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.

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. Reusing them may be even more eco-friendly than purchasing recycled (and often reprocessed) organizers. Old-school filing is wasteful on every front.

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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.

Top 5 Green Accounting Solutions for Your Business

Eco-Office Gals

The good news is that we’ve done some reading and researching and come up with five solid tips that will definitely make your life easier while doing your part to make the environment that much better. When it comes to being energy-efficient, one of the best things that you can do is purchase items that are marketed as being that way (you can double-check with Energy Star).

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Paperless Post- Can E-Cards Work For Businesses?

Tips From T. Marie

Online technology is my thing, so I utilize electronic files, cloud storage, social media and email on a regular basis. You can purchase coin packages starting at $6 USD for 20 coins up to $325 USD for 5,000 coins. If you purchased a small package, that’s equivalent to.30 For this reason, if your plans were to send a large amount of cards at once, for example holiday cards, your best bet would be to purchase a larger package.

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Adopting Green Accounting Practices for Your Business

Eco-Office Gals

As it specifically relates to accounting though, it can reduce all of the filing that you would traditionally need to do by storing your info on a password-protected, encrypted digital drive that you and your staff can access from virtually anywhere. There is not one company on this earth who doesn’t need to implement some accounting practices, in many ways, on a daily basis.

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The Top 3 Reasons Why Your Marketing Team Needs Collaboration Now

Dumb Little Man

Many marketing and advertising specialists are finding that their old strategies are in need of an update in order to remain competitive in the ever-shifting digital commerce environment. Plus, with tools such as cloud-based content collaboration platforms , it’s easier than ever for your team to collaborate on shared files and documents. Collaboration seems to be the buzzword in most industries today, and the e-commerce industry is no exception.

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Cost Effective Ways to Greenify Your Business

Eco-Office Gals

Therefore, as we explore some cost-effective ways to greenify your business, just keep in mind that we’re providing suggestions on how to make your company more energy efficient, which is not only better for the environment, but your budget too: Travel differently. Purchase Energy Star products. Whether it’s appliances, electronics, fax or mailing machines, Energy Star is a label that you should look for when purchasing things for your office. Greenify.

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E-Receipts vs. Paper Receipts

Eco-Office Gals

The process of making a transaction at a retail store and receiving a thermally printed receipt is so familiar that customers may think it is the only way to get a record of their purchase of products or services. Costs associated with issuing and filing paper receipts is driving the conversion to e-receipts. Such are the immediate benefits of e-receipts, it is almost easy to forget their benefits on the broader scale of protecting the environment.

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Top 5 Office Waste Reduction Tips

Eco-Office Gals

Also, if you and your co-workers are conscious about the needs of the environment, then you also want to make choices that will reduce the amount of office waste that you have for the sake of being responsible with what you dispose of and how you dispose of it. Also, when it comes to office equipment that uses paper, purchase an all-in-one copier, printer and scanner (preferably one that is refurbished) and refill your print cartridges a couple of times before discarding them.

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Pandora's Office May Have Been Worse than Her Box

The Office Professionals Place

File According to Sara Caputo, OfficeArrow’s Productivity Guru, 80% of what is filed is never looked at again. If possible, “Go Green,&# eliminate the paper clutter and file documents electronically. If you are reverting to electronic filing, be sure to have a backup just in case your computer crashes. Make time, at least weekly, to file papers away. Determine if something needs to be shredded, filed, or distributed to someone else.

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Simple Things You Can Do to Go Green in Your Business

Productive & Organized

create a healthier environment for you and your employees.   This not only impacts the environment, but will frequently get you looking at waste in other parts of your business (like wasted time).  Using less-toxic, biodegradable cleaning products not only improves the environment, but did you know that many natural cleaning products are usually sold in a concentrated form?  When purchasing new equipment, pay attention to the energy rating.

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Five Ways to Tell the Recession is Over

Small Business CEO

Banks were unwilling to make risky, short-term loans to uncertain enterprises, causing many companies to close or file bankruptcy. Additionally, the reluctance of consumers to purchase goods and services or invest keeps stock prices down and stunts the growth that companies need to do their part in pulling the economy together, resulting in lowered consumer confidence. Economy & Environment Entrepreneurs

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How to Use Evernote: 22 Ways

Ian's Messy Desk

Here’s a short description from the Evernote website: “Evernote allows you to easily capture information in any environment using whatever device or platform you find most convenient, and makes this information accessible and searchable at any time, from anywhere. Idea File – Ideas strike at random times, in the oddest places. Save recognized file formats to that folder and Evernote will upload to your account. Image via Wikipedia.

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Thinking Differently about Difficult People

The Office Professionals Place

When you change your attitude, you are able to focus on the issue and get the job done in a stress free environment. Log Files As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. Look into purchasing an all-in-one fax, printer, and copier. The Office Professionals Place by Elite Office Concepts The purpose of this blog is to educate, enlighten, motivate, inspire, and strengthen office professionals to grow in their professional development.

2010 109

Surviving the New Boss

The Office Professionals Place

Here are five ways to create a positive working environment for the new manager. Log Files As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.

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Around the World Wide Web in 5 Seconds

The Office Professionals Place

It gives the environment negative ions that kill bacteria and it protects your eyes. Log Files As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.

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4 Ways to do a Midday Power Up

The Office Professionals Place

Depending on what your office environment is like, listen to your favorite singer or band. Log Files As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. Look into purchasing an all-in-one fax, printer, and copier. The Office Professionals Place by Elite Office Concepts The purpose of this blog is to educate, enlighten, motivate, inspire, and strengthen office professionals to grow in their professional development. Lets grow together!

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Logically Laid Out: A 5 Step Guide to Organizing Your Business for Efficiency and Success

Simple Productivity Blog

Because the purpose of organizing is to maximize efficiency and to make our lives easier, you may be wasting your money by purchasing expensive, unnecessary organizational devices. And the system implemented for a retail establishment might not translate well if introduced into an office environment. Careful organization shouldn’t just be confined to the system of storing your files or the manner of retaining your company’s paperwork.

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Getting More Finance Administration Tasks Done in Less Time

Small Business CEO

So how can you best deliver in a fast-paced, demanding environment without overburdening your employees? An integrated, cloud-based accounts filing system fosters a more effective collaborative environment for finance managers. Making and tracking purchase and/or travel requests. Making and tracking purchase or travel requests can be a breeze when kept in a single system. Filing contract approvals.

10 Ways to Enhance Your Worklife

The Office Professionals Place

Organization means implementing an appropriate filing system (electronically and paper) and utilizing your task lists and calendar effectively so that you can locate items quickly when needed which increases productivity. Remain calm, if you need to remove yourself temporarily from the environment, leave the area for a few minutes, go for a walk to clear your head and focus on a solution. Log Files As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files.

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Motivation to be Motivated

The Office Professionals Place

This will make for a positive work environment and people will be more productive and want to get the job done and will be yearning for more. Log Files As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. Look into purchasing an all-in-one fax, printer, and copier.

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Streamlining Requests

Simple Productivity Blog

A coworker passes you in the hall and says, “Hey, can you send me the template of the Jones file? This can also work in a job environment. This saves the “well, I told you we were out of milk this morning…” If it isn’t on the list, it doesn’t make my shopping lists, and it doesn’t get purchased. Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog.

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10 Lessons Office Professionals Can Learn from Phil Jackson

The Office Professionals Place

As office professionals, we can observe his coaching tactics and style and apply them to the workplace environment. Log Files As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. Look into purchasing an all-in-one fax, printer, and copier. The Office Professionals Place by Elite Office Concepts The purpose of this blog is to educate, enlighten, motivate, inspire, and strengthen office professionals to grow in their professional development.

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Why (And How) You Should Garden

Simple Productivity Blog

Eliminating pesticides from our food intake means we consume fewer chemicals and leave fewer chemicals to get into the environment. While not replacing my fresh vegetable purchases from the store, it is a welcome budget helper.

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10 Things to Simplify Today

Simple Productivity Blog

If you work in a casual environment, wear comfortable clothes. Simplify your purchasing. --> Home Get Updates Ebooks Free Stuff Donate About Contact Me Get Free Updates: Via RSS | Via Email | Productivity Simplification Balance Life Design Organization Clutter 10 Things to Simplify Today Posted on March 24, 2010 by LJ Earnest Welcome to Simple Productivity Blog! You may want to subscribe to my RSS feed.

2010 159

19 Work From Home Success Secrets to Eliminate Distractions & Get More Done!

Productive & Organized

I converted a room in our home that acts as an office - desk, file cabinets, computer, adding machine, stapler - the whole 9 yards. A cheap computer desk and some wire filing systems can create the same atmosphere. It is easy to feel that you are much more flexible working in your home environment, but you still need very focused and un-distracted time slots in order to work on projects. There are more professionals working out of their home now than ever before.

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106 Thoughts on Overcoming Overwhelm in a Freaked-Out World

Productive & Organized

The Spiral Notebook Purchase (and then use!) Create email folders same as you would for word doc and paper files. Review your tickler file, "to do" lists, Outlook tasks, or whatever you use to track your action items. Ok, now go through your office, write down what your desk looks like,what's on the floor,what does your bookcase look like,do you possible need more storage, is your filing cabinet full, can you find your supplies?

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A Conversation with Joan

Office Dynamics

So here is my list: * Resilience is critical in today’s busy office environment and constant change. You can purchase this Guide at www.OfficeDynamics.com ). I still love the 43 hanging file system. Over the past 20 years, I have attended several conferences ranging in topics from fiction writing to motivational to professional training and even a full weekend trying to become a more educated outdoor woman.

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Oh where or where is my password?

Laughing all the Way to Work

I purchased a small address book in which I can keep the website address along with my user name and/or password for each particular site. I keep mine in an encrypted Word file on my computer. I also have an encrypted file with various other important numbers like my and my husbands social security numbers and the like. Servers are usually backed up daily, so your file will likely be restored. However, you probably want to password protect file.

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Work-Life Balance 2.0 and Small Business | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

The reasons for this are quite predictable: No safe employment environment, even in big corporations. Have a more flexible work environment, to suit ones needs better. In this new established work-life environment, family – especially children, health, environment and personal fulfillment are beginning to transform the way we all think about work. Having looked into the options we have decided to purchase the Interwatch Security system.

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Small Business world News Round-up - 2009/10/27

The Small Business Blog

Plan Your Business Start-Up With Swot : During the planning phase of your new start-up business, you have to consider many different aspects of your business idea, yourself and you business environment. At the same time over 60 % of all high street purchases are researched online. E-Mail me or follow me. You ask a question, I answer! Ask me your small business questions, I will answer them ASAP. Build your own network! Community for small business outsourcing and cost control.

2009 148

Meetings Plus: Taking them offline

Laughing all the Way to Work

When a meeting is finalized, I put the scheduling sheet in a completed file. My bosss meetings tend to get resurrected often and what I think is a final date will come back because someone had to go out of town on urgent business, or one of the key participants is ill and cant make it or they just decided to change the date, so it is handy to have this file where I can go and revive the meeting.

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How To Make This Recession Work For Your Small Home Business.

The Small Business Blog

« Small Business World News Round-up – 2009/11/17 WinWeb Launches WinWeb TV – Free Small & Home Business Videos » « Previous Entries This entry was posted on Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 at 6:08 pm and is filed under plan cash-flow. Small business has no voice, yet they produce over 50% of GDP and supply the most secure and social work environment. E-Mail me or follow me.

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