Meeting Paperwork Deadlines
August 23, 2006
Put a pen in your staff mailbox. When you pick up your mail, check through it quickly and see if there are any forms for you to fill out and sign, etc. If so, grab the pen from your box, fill them out and turn them to the appropriate person's box immediately whenever possible. This technique will greatly reduce your pile of paperwork and keep you well ahead of deadlines. Someone shared this tip with me early in my career, and it has proven to be one of the best time management and paper management tips I ever received!