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Successful Nonprofits Podcast

Jul 3, 2018

For some of us, being a tad bit unorganized is part of our personality- a cluttered desk is calming and rummaging for a file or note becomes commonplace. However, repeatedly misplacing items is frustrating because you lose productive time  with every search for a lost item.

Regardless of your place on the organizational spectrum, you will benefit from this conversation with Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton,  founder of Organized Maniacs.



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*****Timestamped Highlights*****

(7:19) How to encourage someone to get organized if they are generally resistant to change

(12:45) How to tame the paper tiger in your office

(13:26) How you can cut the paperwork on your desk in half

(19:20) Why time-blocking is important for your productivity

(24:28) Why you should have really descriptive terminology when saving a file

(26:15) The importance of creating a naming structure for your digital files

(32:40) How to keep those shared spaces organized (like office supply closets, storage rooms, and break rooms).

(35:20) The value of a label maker and organizing boxes

(40:20) How to help people emotionally let go of outdated printing materials cluttering your office