- Rely less on paper. Take documents that would typically be printed out and filed and keep them digitally. Create a system where you can access the information quickly that doesn’t rely on paper copies. If you do need it on paper, either act on it or move it along.
- Get rid of clutter. If you have a small office space, you don’t have room for little knick-knacks or things that serve no business purpose. If you want to have photos and mementos, put that stuff on the wall or suspend it from the ceiling rather than letting it take up space on a desk.
- Use small-scale fixtures and furniture. If you have a small office space, having a big desk doesn’t help you much. Try to miniaturize as many of the fixtures, including furniture and filing cabinets, in the office as you can.
—Vince DiCecco, Your Professional Business Trainer