Organizing

Time for your year-end digital cleanup

November 3, 2021 Categorized in: Organizing

Thorin Klosowski gives you seven steps to follow for a good digital cleanup in an article for The New York Times’s “Wirecutter.”
Create an action item list based on an email.

OneNote: What is it good for?

November 3, 2021 Categorized in: OrganizingThe Office Tech Pro

Whether you use OneNote, Evernote or Google Keep, your notetaking app can help you organize your work, collaborate with team members and keep your email inbox tidy. Of the three, OneNote Desktop (2016) is the most fully featured, but many of these uses are viable in any popular notetaking app.
Disaster recovery and business continuity planning are not new concepts. Whether you had a recovery plan or not, you have more clarity around what it might be like to be forced to do business away from the office in an emergency. If you don’t have a disaster recovery program, this is a good time to start collecting data to make one.
When urgent requests pop up from more than one person, and you’re already crunched for time, what’s the best way to handle them? Use these four fixes.
Out-of-office message in Teams … Camera control … Lobby or no lobby?
How can I separate access within my own group in Teams when IT won’t let me create another team? … We’re migrating to Teams. Can we easily move DropBox files to our Teams Library?
One of the easiest ways to add structure and organization to your workspace, files and more is to use color-coding. This typically applies more to paper files than digital files. However, many programs and task management tools allow you to add category colors so you can carry them over to your digital file management.
Well, first a little secret. It’s all SharePoint.
Is it time to get serious about killing your inbox clutter—not just deleting unwanted email messages but setting up ways of working that don’t create the clutter in the first place? Here are five tips to get you started.

Get your disaster procedures in order

April 7, 2021 Categorized in: Organizing

Whether you’re writing a procedure for how to route the mail or safely evacuate the building in the event of a fire, the process remains the same. A procedure is a procedure, no matter how big or small. Here are some sample disaster procedures you may want to include in your manual.

Pet-proof that home office!

March 3, 2021 Categorized in: Organizing

With so many more of us telecommuting now, we’re having to adjust to some new co-workers: our pets. Here are some considerations that will make the workday more harmonious for you and your littlest colleagues.

OneNote (or many?)

February 3, 2021 Categorized in: OrganizingProject Management

Restricting access in OneNote notebooks … The best way to support multiple people with OneNote