janice | February 6, 2012
I spotted an interesting article in the Sunday paper about how the Brazilian court said employees answering emails after work hours are eligible for overtime… I tell clients all the time (and I practice it myself) to decide what time you stop working each day. Just because we can access work emails 24/7, it doesn’t mean we should.
janice | November 14, 2011
At work, a manager in another department recently sent me an email to ask how she could make sure her staff complied with a new clean desk and office policy she was writing. Oh, this doesn’t sound good… Managers who have OCD, perfectionistic and hyper-organized tendencies will never be truly happy with the people underneath them unless they are exactly like the manager… When I work with clients whose managers view them as disorganized, I have a few tricks up my sleeve:
janice | August 1, 2011
In a word: Yes. I pondered this question after reading a blog post on one of my favorite sites called Little Buddha. The writer was discussing ways to slow down and do things one at a time, and she wrote how hard it was for her to stop multi-tasking that she wondered if she was addicted to it. I think she is on to something. I’ve seen Multi-Tasking Addiction in my clients, my nieces and nephews, my friends, total strangers and myself. So how can you break the Multi-Tasking Addiction?
janice | May 13, 2011
I forgot the question, but I remember the answer. I heard it during the National Association of Professional Organizers’ Conference in Boston several years ago. During the Organizing Outside the Box panel, Donna Smallin, one of the panelists, told the crowd, “Do it scared.”
janice | April 28, 2011
Ah summer is just around the corner, and with summer comes summer vacations. If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: everyone needs a vacation! That is especially true for bosses. But many of them let work creep into their holiday, and that simply won’t do.
janice | March 4, 2011
I’m a single chick myself, and I know firsthand how hard it is to keep up with everything you need to take care of. So let’s talk about Organizing for the Single Person. The first major issue with singles is that we don’t have anyone to delegate to unless we pay them. If friends help you, you still have to pay them in food, beer or both.