My functional cracks!
Originally Posted by CJSullivan
Thanks for your helpful advice.
My "work office" setup is, in opinion, perfectly tuned and optimised for work, however after visualising a seamless stress free setup, I realise one of the biggest issues to my productivity was due to not having drawers in my desk at home as I have a cupboard style desk in the corner of our dining room where at the end of the day I can close the doors and everything is hidden, the lack of organised storage for supplies meant that I am always keeping a pile of stuff on my desk or in a bag by my desk cluttering everything, so I have found a set of plastic drawers which will fit inside the "office cupboard" as there is space for a desktop PC tower which I am not using.
Once I have the drawers, I can get a complete set of supplies for home and not have a load of junk hanging around.
After also completing an overnight work trip I took more notice of what i used for processing, I was surprised that I only used paper clips, some sticky notes and a notepad and pen to process everything in my plastic folders and make notes on project support files, everything else was computer based. I always keep a notepad in my bag where ever I go, so I am going to put just a couple of pens, some paper clips and sticky notes in a small pencil case in my bag and see how things go.
I have an iPhone and already use Evernote, so syncing and charging is not too much of an issue, my GTD lists in Omnifocus, email and calendar are all on the iPhone, so I think if I can reduce the amount of paper overall using the advice from Suelin and reduce the stationery and clutter based on your advice, I should be a lot more efficient.
Thanks again for your help.
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