Join Dave Crenshaw for an in-depth discussion in this video Digital filing made simple, part of Time Management Fundamentals.
- What about digital files? I mentioned in a previous video…that when it comes to digital items,…when in doubt, keep them.…But you may be wondering how to organize it all.…There are many different approaches…and new technology advances that are made almost daily…that change the tools you might use.…Because of that, I just want to share six fairly universal…principles for digital organization…regardless of the tool you use.…What I'm about to share with you…applies to everything except e-mail,…which I'll cover later in the course.…
First, if you're using a computer…that contains both personal and work files,…create two main folders; personal and work.…This initial separation will make it easier…to store items and find them later.…Second, create broad categories within these folders.…For instance, under my Work folder; I have legal, marketing,…financial, sales, speaking, and so on.…Third, you may create one more layer of subfolders.…
For instance, in my speaking folder,…I have subfolders for handouts, slides, and images.…
Learn how to get more done in the shortest time possible and avoid the obstacles and distractions that can get in the way of good time management. Dave gives practical strategies for increasing productivity in three main areas: developing habits to be more organized and reducing clutter in your workspace; staying mentally on task and eliminate the to-dos you have floating in your head; and developing a time budget to get the most done during your workday and focus on your most valuable activities.
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- Finding your productivity style and motivation
- Understanding the principles of time management
- Avoiding the pitfalls of multitasking
- Narrowing your gathering points
- Consolidating email and voicemail accounts
- Practicing mind-clearing techniques
- Choosing and using calendar software
- Saying no with tact
- Mastering the what, when, where processing system
- Processing email vs. checking email
- Maintaining productivity gains
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Laying the Productivity Groundwork
2. Obstacle to Productivity
3. Productivity Principle 1: Space
4. Productivity Principle 2: Mind
5. Productivity Principle 3: Time
6. Equipping Yourself for Action
Preparing for action4m 30s
7. Gathering to the Inbox
Preparing to gather2m 46s
8. Understanding Processing
9. Processing Email
10. Your Time Budgeter
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