Chapter 29. Good Filing Saves Your Time and Your Reputation

Ever spent time looking for an important folder at work? Or searched frantically through piles of paper for something you know was there yesterday? People may think of filing as a small thing: a tedious administrative task that is not the best use of professional time. On the contrary, filing is the glue that connects past to present in organizational life.

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Filing is the glue that connects past to present in organizational life.

Filing is a vehicle that allows you to find information when you need it. Good filing means creating a framework that will allow your future self to quickly and efficiently retrieve what you need. So before you or your assistant set up a system, stop and ask ...

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