Important Benefits of a Clean Office

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Working in an office environment is often the case with the jobs of today. People spend a good 40 or even more hours in the office every week. The work can be of various nature, but most commonly offices are associated with desks filled with papers, personal computers and hardware that office employees use every day. And while none of this sounds too messy, the truth is an office environment can turn to chaos very quickly. Keeping the mess out of the office is often times a question of habit, but sometimes a busy work schedule can prevent people from Read More

6 Quick Ways to Clean Up Your Digital Clutter

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  How often do you store your documents now digitally rather than in paper files? Isn’t it great being able to find the documents quickly on your computer.   The space once used to file paper documents can be utilised in a more productive way for your employees, or better still, you can rent a smaller unit. However, as convenient as it is to store items digitally, it is very easy to start creating digital clutter. So here are some ideas on how to clear the digital clutter and keep it at bay moving forward 1. Get Rid of Duplicate Files Read More

Office Organizing Tips that You Cannot Ignore

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Regardless of whether you work in a large office or a small cubicle, keeping your workspace organized is important to the overall work process and aesthetics of the place. There is nothing more unpleasant than a cluttered desk, so it is up to us to make a difference and change things around: Begin your work by ridding yourself of paperwork or at least having it organized in a drawer or folders in the best way you can. The first thing that has to be done in such a case is to figure out whether you really need them or not Read More

How to Clear the Digital Clutter in Offices

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  A clean and uncluttered room can bring new life and energy around your home and life itself, but the same can be said about an organized digital space as it will be more efficient and productive as well. The following tips will give you a few ideas you can use to make this happen: You need to make sure you remove the mail from your mailbox each day or at least organizing it appropriately. If you want to keep them well-organized, then you will need to take some time to make it happen. Old documentation will need to be Read More

Untangling the Confusion of Using Social Media for your Business

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Every minute of the day, there are more people and organisations engaging with and adding to social media sites. It has become the most reactive and inclusive way to communicate, to share and do business. Social media has grown exponentially especially in the Middle East and cannot be forgotten in your marketing strategy. I meet with a lot of small business owners and new entrepreneurs who are mystified by the social media platforms out there. When I tell them that Decluttr Me is on 6 platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, YouTube and Linkedin– click on the names to follow me Read More

How to Declutter your Linkedin Connections

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How many connections do you have on Linkedin? Over 500+? Do you accept every single invite you receive. Do you add each invidual you meet at networking events? If you answered yes to the questions above, it is time to declutter your connections. I find that many people are adding anyone and everyone to look impressive on Linkedin with no thought to the value of the connection. Thinking that the more connections you have, the more impressive you seem to others is the same view people had many years ago with Facebook (thankfully it’s not common now with Facebook). That view Read More

Top 5 Tips for Having a Clean, Organised and Productive Desk

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            Do you know people who say that they are most productive when they have a messy desk? Or creatives who love to say that they are most creative when they are surrounded by mess and clutter (it seems to flow their juices supposedly!). Despite the arguments, piles are not organisation and you cannot be creative or productive with a messy desk. When inspiration or motivation hits, you don’t want to be searching for space to set down your work or fighting back the flood of stuff on your desk. (Plus you could be damaging Read More

Networking and Those Dreaded Business Cards

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          The networking season is in full swing currently in Dubai which  means only one thing – the swapping of business cards. I am always astounded when I go to these events and meet  people who do not have any business cards with them or have  run out of them. How can you go to a networking event and not  have enough cards or any at all? I find it unprofessional and also  I find that I will have no inclination to do business or referrals  with them in the future (it does help that I Read More

How to Organise your Business Cards

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Living in this country , we meet new people every week at networking, social or work events exchanging pleasantries and business cards. What do you do with your business cards? Do they lie in a pile in your desk drawer, filed in a business card holder randomly or scanned into an app like camcard? There are many ways to deal with the cards you receive, but the most important thing to do with them is to organise them. When I receive a business card, I go through the following steps to give more value to the cards: a. Note the Read More

Office recycling and the data breach risk to UAE companies

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Shred-It has played a major role in the organizing industry for as long as I can remember. Established in Canada, they now have offices throughout the United States and globally, including the UAE. Today I’m pleased to welcome Jenny Green from Shred-It, as my guest, with some tips to help you with office recycling and shredding.   A recent Gulf News article highlighted that companies in the UAE are getting very good at recycling waste paper; however there’s still surprisingly little focus on information security in the document disposal process. If you have a recycling bin in your office, take a look at the Read More