Our Corporate Life
May 12, 2015   •   Volume 6, Issue 10   •   ISSN: 2154-3240    
In This Issue
♦   Feature Article: The Urge to Organize
Ask Amanda: I fight fires all day long, yet I get nothing done. Help!
♦   Practical Tips: Lunch Etiquette
The Urge to Organize

Ever notice the relationship between distressing world events and organizing? When evil, threatening actions happen in the world, there are a lot more information and entertainment stories on managing clutter. In fact after 9/11, clutter and organizing became best-selling publication cover lines.

What does this have to do with work? People seek to exert control when they feel threatened and out of control. With the world itself increasingly chaotic and tragic, staffers are bringing their battle for personal control to the workplace.
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Thought to Ponder

Do they need a solution or just clarity?

Practical Tips:
Lunch Etiquette

As you work your network during your career, there will be times when you’ll want to meet over lunch. Use these tips to make sure everything goes smoothly:

  • Confirm the reservation with a real person. That way you can request preferred seating. Don’t forget to give the name of your guest as well.
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 ask Amanda

From the time I get to work until I leave the office I feel like I fight fire after fire. Yet when my husband asks me what I did today, I can’t point to anything I accomplished. This is sooo frustrating. Suggestions? P.A., Sag Harbor, NY

Amanda Mitchell

It sounds like you could benefit from Stephen Covey’s Time Management Matrix. He divides projects into four quadrants: Urgent/Important, Urgent/Not Important, Not Urgent/Important, Not Urgent/Not Important.
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