Clutter is everyone’s enemy. Just as potholes slow traffic and damage our cars, clutter is the hole that keeps projects from on time completion and damage our productivity. Clutter comes in many forms, but in the office paper is the biggest culprit. It can be defined as excess, but my colleague Barbara Hemphill best describes clutter as “postponed decisions”.
Well it’s February 2009 which means it is time archive. There are many documents probably no longer used at our desks. Spend a few minutes to go through the files and removed the old files. If the information must be kept and can not be recycled or shreded, add them to archive files. Take advantage of National Archive Your Files Month by reclaiming your workspace for the work that is to come this year.