Organizing @ Work: The Disorganized Boss

| April 7, 2014

My first Organizing @ Work post featured how to deal with disorganized co-workers. However, what do you do when your disorganized co-worker is your boss? This is where things can get sticky. Your boss, after all, controls your destiny – raises, promotions, stretch assignments and references to name a few. First, you need to determine […]

Organizing @ Work: Arranging Your Desk

| March 30, 2014

Your desk is an essential organizing and productivity tool for your work. You certainly spend enough time there each day so it should work for you, instead of against you. When it comes to putting your stuff where you need it, break your desk space into three categories: hot, lukewarm and cold. Hot. When you […]

The Big Office Move of 2013

| August 26, 2013

For most of August, my poor Twitter followers and Facebook friends have had to read all about my recent office move adventures at work. I have been consumed by the office move during the past several weeks for two reasons: 1) we moved into a new building and 2) I am the department’s move coordinator.

Multitasking is a Bitch

| January 18, 2013

We poor humans keep trying to do it, but we can never do it very well.

Our job descriptions will say we need to multitask, and in job interviews, we all sit in the chair across from a prospective boss, claiming we are the kings and queens of multitasking. “Oh, yes,” we find ourselves saying, “I can multitask like there’s no tomorrow. Watch me read ‘War and Peace’ while creating a killer PowerPoint and ordering lunch for the department.”

Organizing Product Review: The Quartet Kapture

| March 2, 2011

Ever been in a brainstorming session where you capture all these great ideas on flip chart paper? Then you have to spend time trying to type up the notes. The Quartet Kapture Digital Flipchart System does what its name implies – captures your notes from flip chart paper onto the computer in real time. What […]

Why Companies Should Hire Professional Organizers

| January 31, 2011

I remember the keynote well … A growth strategist spoke about the future of professional organizing, then growing by leaps and bounds. She said companies in the future would hire their own in-house professional organizers as a way to save money and help their employees.