How to be Comfortably Productive

Another day in the office. Humans are routine-seeking creatures, and the daily cycle of office work is as much a regular routine as you are likely to find. Even if you love the work you do, so many aspects of office life are the same every day that the days begin to take on an eerie similarity and ultimately blend into one indistinguishable stretch with only the occasional bump or jolt to demarcate the passage of time. In some ways, a routine is good and can increase productivity: when you come in each day, you know what you need to do and how to do it, so little time is wasted on practical and procedural matters. Imagine if you had to relearn your job every day! It would be well after lunch before you ever did anything productive. Continue reading How to be Comfortably Productive

How to Pick the Right Filing Cabinet

Paper, paper, paper. In any office, paper seems to come out of nowhere: piles of it mysteriously appear and disappear on your desk with no indication of where they came from or where they are going. There is paper in drawers, paper in wastebaskets, paper on the floor, paper on the walls. How much of it is really important is anyone’s guess, but there is no doubt that something must be done to organize it. The easiest thing is to throw it all away, of course, but that simply won’t do: Continue reading How to Pick the Right Filing Cabinet