To make a long story short: If you share office space with a business partner, spouse, or assistant, you can likely benefit from creating two simple desktop boxes: "To ____" and "From ____." It is important that these trays are flat and neighboring each other, not stacked. They also must be labeled, even if their functions have been mutually agreed upon. This virtually guarantees that each party involved retrieves their items quickly and effortlessly. It not only looks good, but can save a relationship!
7 Day Inspired Office Challenge
Do you have a partner or assistant who visits your office? Have you two ever blamed the other for not handing something off in due time? If so, please create these two trays this week. Chances are you'll be able to clear off a good amount of papers in your piles and existing in-box. You'll both thank you for creating this simple, but relationship-saving system!