Office Paper Organizing - The 5 D’s Of Effective Paper Management
Posted Jan 28 2011 1:00am
Paper, paper everywhere… over 80% of the paper most people have is either out-of-date or will never be used again.
THE 5 D’S OF EFFECTIVE PAPER MANAGEMENT A) Do it
B) Delay it (File it in an action file to do with a deadline, or archive file)
C) Delegate it (autopayments are a way of delegating)
D) Dump it (trash, shred, recycle)
E) Delete it (email!)
TIP: OPEN MAIL OVER “FILE 13″: The trash, recycle bin or shredder
- Start with your daily mail first.Quickly open daily mail right over the wastebasket, recycling container or shredder box. - Dump everything unnecessary, then, sort and take action on the rest immediately – so it doesn’t have a chance to pile up.