Titled “Process New Information:
“Apply the system to all your electronic and paper files,” Stack says. “No document should ever take you more than a minute or so to find.”
Stack provides detailed advice on setting up a reliable personal time management system, which involves some variety of organizers – whether paper, electronic, or hybrid – to keep track of schedules and contacts. Effective systems meet the “HUG” criteria—they are handy, usable, and garbage-free.
“Involuntary data inflow, especially email and phone calls, will likely represent a bigger problem,” Stack says. “You can cut back on their influence by checking it just a few times per day and processing your in-boxes down to zero each time you do check, ‘triaging’
Because most work comes in via email, Stack recommends some foundational principles to reduce processing time. Applied in conjunction with her original 6-D Information Processing System™—Discard, Delegate, Do, Date, Drawer, Deter—Stack guides readers in adopting these new methods, so they can reduce the time spent handling information to a manageable level.
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About Laura Stack:
Laura Stack is a time management and productivity expert who has been speaking and writing about human potential and peak performance since 1992. She has implemented employee productivity improvement programs at Wal-Mart, Cisco Systems, UBS, Aramark, and Bank of America. Stack presents keynotes and seminars internationally for leaders, entrepreneurs, salespeople, and professional services firms on improving output, lowering stress, and saving time in the workplace.
The president of The Productivity Pro®, Inc., a time management firm specializing in high-stress environments, Stack is the bestselling author of five books: “What to do When There’s Too Much to do” (2012); “SuperCompetent”