“Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I’m not there, I go to work.” -–Robert Orben
May 7, 2013 - 3:31 pm
Innovatively Organized’s Email Mgmt Webinar was great! My inbox is now down to zero for the first time in a long time. I would highly recommend it to any friends or associates!Dan F., Realtor
IO has changed my whole perspective on being organized. You guys rock.Amy T., Blueflame Heating & Air Conditioning
Elizabeth got right down to the critical changes we needed to make to improve our work flow. And we had fun doing it!Sheree C., Paralegal, Office Max
You definitely demonstrated what you do best – being organized! It was very apparent that you’ve gone through training and certification and truly know your business.Jeanette H., BPW
I loved your presentation of Email Organizing 101. The presentation was clear and informative, and you offered wonderful tips to make our busy lives easier. I already implemented some of your recommendations, and have no remaining emails at the end of the day in my inbox. Also, you have a great sense of humor, so like everyone else, I truly enjoyed my time there. Time and money well-spent.Jennifer S., Merrill Lynch
Elizabeth swiftly and efficiently demonstrated easy methods to organizing my online clutter. My creative and innovative management style no longer clashes with daily details and extensive reporting requirements. What a relief! With a new, common sense system in place, our non-profit initiative become more productive and so have I!Brian Jaeger
The one-on-one attention I got from Elizabeth helped me identify problem areas and prioritize changes to become more streamlined and organized. Replacing old habits with new ones is challenging but extremely rewarding! Thanks again, Elizabeth!Eliott P., Event Services Manager
Very illuminating going over my weekly review checklist and realizing that the parts of the work I dread doing are the things I don’t have systems and structure for… I can see already that this is going to be a big help, and wish I’d gotten started sooner! I’m feeling optimistic, and looking forward to solving the problem(s) and getting my time more focused on the patient work I love to do!Dr. Deborah E., ND
I am able to accomplish more, in less time. When I work in my home office, I’m not distracted by piles of paper all around me. I am able to proudly show off my work space now! Angela Shen
I can’t tell you how accomplished I feel today. Even when someone came to me with an “emergency” project, I noted that on my calendar. I know that I can use that information to help people better schedule time with me to get these projects done.Erin George, Real Change News
Try setting time limits for tasks that easily eat away your day, like responding to email or checking Facebook.
Use unexpected free time wisely – while waiting in line or sitting in traffic, have a list of things you can do then.
When organizing your office, imagine a semi‐circle around you when you sit at your desk. Place the supplies you use most often inside this space so they will always be within reach when needed.
Create a set of email policies for your small business so everyone’s on the same page when it comes to writing and sending emails.
When organizing your paper files, avoid labels like “miscellaneous” and “random.” You’ll encounter difficulties finding them later.
Use cloud services as a convenient way to access all your information while you’re on-the-go, through your laptop or your phone.
Create a system for processing business cards you receive. Try delegating the data entry portion of the task to an assistant or intern.
To reduce digital clutter, unsubscribe to email newsletters you don’t read.
For large, time-consuming tasks, break them down into smaller sub-tasks and spread them out over the day or week.
Create a mobile file system to transfer documents safely between your car and office.