One of the greatest sources of clutter in just about any office environment is unfiled paperwork. I think everyone suffers at least a little from Keep-It Syndrome, that horrendous affliction that causes us to imbue every scrap of paper that crosses our desks with a mysterious power that makes it nearly impossible to throw anything away. At least part of the problem is indecisiveness. Many of the papers that we keep aren’t really necessary, but we keep then “just in case” we need them down the road. Since they’re not particularly useful, they’re hard to organize in any meaningful way, so they stack up or get shoved into a shoebox or crammed into an unruly filing cabinet in no particular order.
Nobody likes meetings. Well, not “nobody” – that older guy with the beard that nobody seems to know personally that comes to every meeting? He likes meetings, because he gets a free donut and a nap. But other than him, most people see meetings as way too unproductive and time-consuming to be likable. Necessary, sometimes, but not likable. There are a lot of reasons why meetings can waste more time than they’re worth.
The personal productivity niche on the Web has grown by leaps and bounds since Lifehack launched only a few years ago. While a few sites dominate the rankings, there are lots and lots of lesser-known sites that are as good or even better than the “A- list ” productivity blogs. Most of them are solo operations — the GTD newbie documenting his or her quest for greater control over their life, the coach or consultant sharing his or her knowledge with the world, the writer adding to his or her published work with notes, errata, and new findings. Their voice is personal, intimate even — and deserves to be heard. So here I present a collection of productivity blogs that are less well-known, by writers I think you should get to know better. Of course, the big names are here too — after all, I owe some of them a tremendous debt for helping me get a grip on my own life.
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November 7, 2006 — I’ve always been apprehensive to join the almost-fanatical cult of Getting Things Done. I’ve heard more about it from the blogosphere (as well as non-blogger co-workers) for the greater part of a year and a half now, with massive blogs dedicated to bringing the GTD gospel to the masses of unenlightened IT workers and friends alike. Something about the GTD system seemed more than organised: it tiptoed the line of absolute obsessive-compulsive disorder. It seemed like the kind of thing a super-organised parent would use. Ironically, my super-organised parent called me the other day to see how I was doing, and I explained how I was juggling freelance stuff, what was left of my undergraduate education, this site, and my social life, falling behind in the others when I focused on one. While I thought – and still think – that my existing form of time management has been extremely successful to date, my mother seemed to disagree fully.
Goal: Build the personal network you will need to reach your goals. Successful politics starts with relationships: You'll need your coworkers' support — or at minimum their respect — to accomplish anything. Your colleagues all have their own information and allegiances that they can put to work for you — if, and only if, they're so inclined. "Relationships are built on reciprocity," says management psychologist Karissa Thacker. "If you do someone a favor, 90 percent of people return the favor." Likewise, if you exclude someone or block their progress, you'll get similar treatment in response.
If you’re trying to do anything productively a system, and at some stage a routine, should be set. This is important for everything working from home or elsewhere. When you’re home all day and don’t have routines in place your day may become a shamble with nothing getting done properly. Likewise, if you return home after work to a list of jobs and no order or routine, it may be difficult to even get started. Unclutterer has some examples for different job routines around the house that will make life easier. Deep Cleaning — The best way that I’ve found to tackle cleaning is to give each room a day of the week (Monday is living room, Tuesday is family room, Wednesday is bedroom, Thursday is bathrooms, Friday is kitchen, etc.).
Personal organization without all the hassle “A wonderful, slightly irreverent, lightweight system for those not interested in joining the GTD cult.” - Education Week Aching to scribble
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A Long Time In The Making Not quite a year ago I wrote a feature on LifeHacker talking about the use of Metadata in place of a folder-based organization scheme. Since then I’ve received many emails and inquiries asking for more on the subject. Inevitably I’ve responded with short answers and the promise of a forthcoming post here on The Apple Blog to satiate all the interested parties. I’m here to tell you, that the time has finally come my friends.