Eliminate the Chaos at Work. 25 Techniques to Increase Productivity

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  • Book
  • 240 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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"Laura Leist′sEliminate the Chaos at Work is the rare book to tackle the ambiguity and paralyzing choices created by technology. She shows you how to use tools, not become subservient to them, with pragmatic and immediately applicable ideas. The book is a quick and easy read, but then again, with her approaches, how could it not be?"

ALAN WEISS, PhD, author ofMillion Dollar Consulting and Thrive!: Stop Wishing Your Life Away

"Laura Leist′s practical insights make work MORE manageable. Roll up your sleeves and consider these techniques to optimize your workflow!"
SCOTT BELSKY, founder and CEO of Behance; author of national bestseller Making Ideas Happen

"If you′re too busy to read this book you are ignoring the solution to your problem. I just love nuts–and–bolts books that give practical ideas that are attainable as opposed to theories and philosophical banter. Just make sure you take the time to implement some of Laura′s suggestions. There are some great ones."
HAROLD TAYLOR, author of Making Time Work for You

"Laura Leist has written a book that will increase your productivity every time you pick it up! Eliminate the Chaos at Work provides practical Laura–tested techniques to help you do exactly that! I highly recommend it as a book employers should provide to their staff as a great resource."
BARBARA HEMPHILL, author of Taming the Paper Tiger

"Laura has written a well–organized, approachable, and practical guide to becoming more productive at work. If you are short on time, big on goals, and want to become more effective, this book is a fantastic resource."
JULIE MORGENSTERN, productivity expert; author of Never Check E–mail in the Morning

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Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Chapter 1 How Long Will It Take?

Chapter 2 Biggest Mistakes.

SECTION I TIME MANAGEMENT.

Chapter 3 Can You Really Manage Time?

Chapter 4 10 of the Biggest Time Wasters at Work and How to Eliminate Them.

Chapter 5 Three Priorities a Day Keep Chaos and Clutter Away.

Chapter 6 Creating an Effective Action Item Task Management System.

Chapter 7 Task Management Applications and How to Use Them.

Chapter 8 Planning Your Day, Week, Month, and Year Looking Forward and Back.

Chapter 9 Planning and Participating in Productive Meetings.

Chapter 10 Make Time for Time Management Maintenance.

SECTION II PAPER MANAGEMENT.

Chapter 11 Paper Management Systems Defined.

Chapter 12 Eliminate It Paper to Recycle or Shred Now and in the Near Future.

Chapter 13 Turning Piles into Files.

Chapter 14 Implementing the PAPERS Method.

Chapter 15 More Than Just a Label.

SECTION III ELECTRONIC INFORMATION MANAGEMENT.

Chapter 16 Manage Information Overload.

Chapter 17 Using Naming Conventions and Version Control on Your Computer Files.

Chapter 18 How to Take Control of E–Mail and Implement a System for Tracking and Organization.

Chapter 19 Considerations When Purchasing a Smartphone.

Chapter 20 Tools and Resources.

Chapter 21 Preparing for a Data Disaster.

SECTION IV ORGANIZING THE STUFF.

Chapter 22 The 10–Step Process to Organize Your Work Space or Office.

About the Author.

Index.

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