Today’s tip: Use fingertip management

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Today’s tip: Use fingertip management

Your office workspace likely lacks a true plan to its layout, and unfortunately that’s costing you hours of productivity each month.

Try this:

Maximize your workspace by keeping all of your necessary items within an arms reach. Think about the most commonly used items during your day. Things to consider include:

  • your printer
  • project files
  • office supplies
  • inbox
  • reference books
  • telephone.

When possible, make them reachable without standing up from your chair. Then, move less commonly-used items to bookshelves, or to a supply closet in order to eliminate distraction.

Here’s why:

Having your tools “at your fingertips” better prepares you for success, both physically and mentally. You’ll save tons of time, plus you’ll reduce opportunities for procrastination that easily arise from breaks in your concentration while standing at the printer or looking for a stapler.

Day-Timer Spokesperson Jeff Doubek can be reached at [email protected]