Given that a typical office employee spends an hour searching for things every day, time spent getting organized can be a good investment in future productivity. Indeed, each hour spent organizing can pay off in as much as three hours saved later. Princeton scientists have found that a cluttered desk hurts productivity, as does putting off emails or voicemails for later. Checking your email on a schedule instead of as emails come in can also help you, as can using one central to do list.
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