I also have a folder for small administrative tasks that aren't time sensitive, like business cards that I want to enter into my contacts. I collect a bunch of those types of things and do them all at once as I find that more efficient. Or I'll do some while I'm waiting for the potatoes to be done or in other "little windows of time".
If you have something like a weekly meeting, you can have an agenda file rather than an agenda list and plop things in there that you want to bring for reminders etc. to the meeting.
I keep all these current types of files next to my tickler.
The only other kind of filing system that I've read about, apart from David's A-Z general reference, is from a book called File... Don't Pile! by Pat Dorff. It's a light and easy read and I was considering it for my personal filing, but decided it was overkill. In an office however, where many people may be accessing the files, it may be a better match. Or when you collecting lots of information on related topics like Pat Dorff.3) Does anyone know of any resources on, or have tips regarding best practice for administration in general, physical filing systems, digital file systems? As a newbie to admin. I am curious to know what the current best practice systems are, even if I don't necessarily use them... as more of a personal curiosity I guess.
Best wishes for your getting organised! I find in my dealings with admin staff, that many people aren't tracking their work very well and I'll have to nag and remind people.