workplace efficiency

4 Steps for Developing a File Organization System that Actually Works

One of the most common if only list items I help clients tackle is organizing their electronic folders and files -– whether on a cloud storage system, office shared drive, or individual hard drive. Unless you’ve taken time to figure out a good system for where you save these files and how you name them, it can get very hard to find them again when you need them. In this post, I outline my four steps to creating a system that works for you!

A New Year, A New Approach to Getting Organized

For this first blog post of 2019, I’m going meta: I’ve written a case study about applying my own organizational processes to my own business, and how I came up with a new system for planning, developing, and writing blog and social media posts.

What Are You Tolerating?

The word “tolerate” is most often used about people or behaviors we don’t particularly like, but put up with for the sake of harmony. It’s the “I can live with it” standard. For me, identifying aspects of my work that I tolerate means identifying opportunities for change!

And You Thought Your Office Meetings Were Bad…..

Despite all the hilarious mishaps and shenanigans in each episode of the BBC sitcom W1a, the scenes that I found most painfully to watch were the management team meetings, usually in response to a totally avoidable PR crisis. These scenes help me put together a series of tips you can use to ensure productive and painless meetings every time!

Watching TV May Not Make You Smarter, But It Can Make You Better At Your Job!

This winter I was on a big BBC kick, and a few series left me with more substantial takeaways than just their pure entertainment value. They’ve also inspired some interesting insights into honest communication, strategies for productive meetings, and beneficial management practices.

Give Your Old Furniture a New Life in Your Home Office

A few weeks, ago, I was thrilled to come across an online guide with some great ideas for how to repurpose old home furniture into cost-effective and environmentally-friendly office pieces. If your spring cleaning plans include some furniture upgrades, consider these ways to make your old dining table, chair, and dresser new again!

What Are Your 2018 Workplace Resolutions?

Whether you have resolved to lose 5 pounds, stop taking your iPhone to bed, or finally declutter the attic, we all use the start of a new year to set personal growth goals for the 12 months ahead.

 

But have you ever done the same for your workplace?  

Not “The Bobs”: A Different Kind of Consulting

For many people, the idea of consultants conjures up the image of the infamous Bobs from the movie Office Space—humorless businessmen brought in by upper management to eliminate positions or tell everyone how to do their jobs. What I do is something different.