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22. Efficiency top tip – don't just read these tips: put them into action!

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

If you have enjoyed these 'Efficiency Top Tips' this month, you can always create your own list to refer to, all the daily tips are on the Secretary Outsource website blog. By the way, these top tips don't just apply to business-owners and high-flyers, they are for everyday life. If you are organising a [...]

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21. Efficiency top tip – keep a notepad and pen on your bedside table

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Why is it that when you are just drifting off to sleep, you suddenly remember something really important, then you lie there worrying that you won't remember it in the morning. So write it down! Once you commit that important thought to paper, you can let it go, release it, so you float [...]

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20. Efficiency top tip – use a Tickler system!

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Get into the habit of using a file that has a section for each day and you're less likely to forget the things that need to be done on a certain day/date. Set yourself a reminder! Some people call them 'Bring Forward' files, others refer to them as a Tickler System, (to tickle the memory). For [...]

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19. Efficiency top tip – proof read EVERYTHING!

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Check important correspondence before you send it, do something else and come back to it. Sometimes the eye sees what it THINKS is there not what is actually written. Never, ever rely on the spell check! If your communication is important (and tell me what form of communication isn't?) then ensure you [...]

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18. Efficiency top tip – keep a ‘To Do’ list and update it daily

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

You're less likely to forget if you have written it down. Don't rely on your memory, write it down! Things will get forgotten and seeing an Action List will help you prioritise what needs to be done. To cut down on the time taken to write your daily list, put it on the [...]

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17. Efficiency top tip – find half an hour a day for admin not e-mails!

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Keep on top of things, filing papers/notes/ordering supplies/adding reminders to calendar. Did you know you can turn OFF the alarm that sounds when an e-mail hits your inbox? This can be very distracting and interrupts your thought process when trying to concentrate. Allocate certain times each day to attend to your e-mail when [...]

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16. Efficiency top tip – adopt a ‘clear desk’ policy at the end of each day

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Coming into work and seeing a cluttered desk is depressing! Every morning is a fresh working day. Being greeted with a desk strewn with assorted papers, files and post-it notes is enough to make you want to turn round and walk out! Imagine how you might feel walking into an office where your desk was [...]

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15. Efficiency top tip – use outlook calendar or diary on your phone for reminders

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Use the alarm on your phone! We have more gadgets available now than ever before to help us keep track of things we must not forget. Every mobile phone has an alarm facility, most have calendars and even techno-phobes carry a paper diary! So you just need to find the method that works for you. [...]

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14. Efficiency top tip – do a regular stock-check for supplies/stationery

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

When you use the last item in the packet, ensure you order a replacement. Or at least start a stationery order list. Depending on the number of people who have access to the stationery/stock cupboard, you will need a different procedure. But either way, your team need to be trained to think ahead when [...]

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13. Efficiency top tip – always keep a notepad by the phone and record ALL details on it

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Always keep a notepad by the phone and record ALL details on it, you then have something to refer to. Date the page for future reference. Only use one pad at a time for this, having several pads is as bad as having notes everywhere. Make sure anyone who is likely to [...]

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