10 Tips to Finish the Year Well

There’s nothing astronomically significant that happens at midnight on December 31st.  There’s no “New Year Comet” that flies through the sky.  If you really want to get astronomically geeky about it, a year is not really a year. There is a psychological significance,...

How to Take Paper Notes in Meetings

…but what about my meeting notes? ~Every client during the paper-reduction process   In a recent post, I discussed the evolution of office paper.  Since I started my productivity consultancy in 2007, I have seen tremendous, and successful, efforts to reduce...

The Only Way to Get Rid of Clutter

What is your clutter?  Email, paper, electronic files, to-dos?  Clutter accumulates due to indecision.  In this video, Dr. Melissa Gratias gives you three reasons why you should trust yourself to make good decisions.  You can get past your clutter, no matter what it...

The Simplest Decluttering Strategy I Know

If you have been a loyal reader for many years, you have seen me preface some of my articles with a warning.  This is one of those times.   I am about to write about a home organization strategy that has some application to the workplace.  If your home is...