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MANAGING TIME

USE A “DOCUMENT PARKING” SYSTEM

Patrick Forsyth

PROBLEM: YOU MAY have many things on the go at any one time, and in physical terms they may be represented by a single sheet of paper or a batch of correspondence. Many of them do not need action, or rather nothing can be done immediately. Such items are what so often constitute the ever-present pending tray that makes many a desk groan under its weight. The net result is that you spend a great deal of time either shuffling through the heap to locate things, or checking things in there to see what you might in time do about them.

The nature of some of the material makes the problem ...

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