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 […]

Organizing @ Work: Dealing with Co-Workers and Clutter

| March 23, 2014

Note: Happy Monday! Welcome to a new weekly blog series called Organizing @ Work where I will feature tips and strategies to help you with the wild world of work. In my work as a professional organizer, I’ve had many clients “turned in” by their bosses or co-workers over the years. It’s an awkward way […]

The Small Stuff in Organizing

| January 10, 2014

Imagine a chocolate cake. Now how do you eat cake? Manners dictate that you slice the cake and eat the slice bite by bite. If you keep eating the cake slice by slice and bite by bite, you eventually eat the entire cake. You can use the same approach to organize your physical and digital […]

My Three Words for 2014

| December 31, 2013

When I first stumbled across Chris Brogan’s posts about using three words to set your intentions for the New Year, I thought it was brilliant. Instead of writing down a bunch of resolutions, using a word or two or three helps you make decisions about the actions you take. It’s easier to let go and […]

Need an Organizing Tool? 3-D Print It!

| November 2, 2013

I first heard of 3-D printing during a webinar about The Future of Work. During the webinar, they showed a video about how they were testing 3-D printers and “living” ink to create an ear prosthetic. Very cool stuff for a geeky, sci-fi chick like myself. I work with clinicians and scientists who are always […]