Monthly Archives: March 2015

Business Dining Etiquette

Business Dining Etiquette

Business meetings over breakfast, lunch or dinner are common place. Here are six etiquette tips when dining with customers, coworkers or the boss. Shut off your cell phone. Leaving it on “Vibrate” will still be disruptive. Always pass the salt …
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Creating a Win-Win for Managing Email Overload

Creating a Win-Win for Managing Email Overload

Organized people love checking things off their “To Do” Lists. Although modern technology has made office life much easier, certain applications, like email, inadvertently add to the challenges of the work day. Even a Professional Organizer like me can be …
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5S Straighten – Point of Use Storage

5S Straighten – Point of Use Storage

We’ve all seen pictures of a workbench pegboard with outline drawings for each tool. Perhaps we’ve chuckled at the anal-ness of it or maybe we’ve secretly hoped we could be that organized.  Pegboard outlines are a prime example of Straightening …
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Do’s and Don’ts within the Office: 5 areas to keep uncomfortable situations from arising

Do’s and Don’ts within the Office: 5 areas to keep uncomfortable situations from arising

When two or more people work in proximity to one another, there just might be a possibility that uncomfortable situations will arise.  It’s theoretical of course; just a remote possibility. What appears to be okay for one individual might get …
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Spring Cleaning the 5S Way

Spring Cleaning the 5S Way

Each year during the months of March and April many companies and organizations encourage employees to spend time spring cleaning their offices, storage rooms and file systems.  Some companies even designate a particular week in which to devote to cleaning …
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5 Areas to Pay Attention to for a Productive Day

5 Areas to Pay Attention to for a Productive Day

New Year’s Resolutions are not only for reducing waist lines…they can also include reducing wasted time with better planning for productive workdays. Productive people appear to complete tasks with little effort and have a way of making it look so …
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What can you do in 15 minutes?

What can you do in 15 minutes?

If you have a small block of 15 minutes, you can still get great things accomplished. Make a list of things that take less than 15 minutes to get done. Then post it somewhere handy, like on the inside of …
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5S for Hobbies

5S for Hobbies

5S is a systematic approach to keeping an area neat, organized and functioning efficiently. The five components include: Sort – When in doubt, move it out Straighten – A place for everything Sweep – To be Lean, you must be …
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Productivity Pointer: Writing Great Email Subject Lines

Productivity Pointer: Writing Great Email Subject Lines

Email Tip – Write your subject lines with the recipient in mind.

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