Use The D System To Get Organized And Reduce Clutter!

Written by Gordon Bellows

There is a simple system, known asrepparttar D system, that can help you to be better organized and may also help to reduce clutter. This system can be used at home or atrepparttar 101886 office with regular mail, email, and inboxes. It can also be used with voice mail messages. This effective system uses 6 D's:

Do - Delegate - Decide - Delete - Dump - Document files

The goal with this system is to use one ofrepparttar 101887 6 D's with every letter, memo, report, email, newspaper, and magazine that enters your home or office. Selectrepparttar 101888 D that is most applicable for each item before moving torepparttar 101889 next item.

Do: If something only takes a few minutes to do, do it now. If you need to review and sign a memo, do it and returnrepparttar 101890 item torepparttar 101891 originator or send it torepparttar 101892 next person onrepparttar 101893 routing list. If you need to reply to a voice mail message or an email, do it now. By doing it while it's fresh on your mind, it'll be taken care of, plus you'll save time by not having to shuffle papers or listen torepparttar 101894 voice mail message again.

Delegate: If an item requires action, decide if it is best for you to takerepparttar 101895 action or ifrepparttar 101896 task can be delegated. Entrustrepparttar 101897 task torepparttar 101898 person most suitable forrepparttar 101899 responsibility. Make a call, use an interoffice routing envelope, send an email, or whatever method is appropriate to informrepparttar 101900 person to whomrepparttar 101901 task has been delegated.

Decide: If you are not able to read it or completerepparttar 101902 task right away, decide which action file that item belongs in. Suggested files/bins include, "to be read," "to be copied," "to be faxed," and so forth. It is essential to do whatever needs to be done with these items within a few days.

Magazines and newspapers should be read and then recycled before accumulating too many issues ofrepparttar 101903 same publication. If there are articles or recipes you want to save, save only that part and notrepparttar 101904 entire publication. Create files to keep your clippings organized. Also, review clippings once or twice each year to dump any that you no longer want.

Delete: If you keep getting items you don't really want, do something to keep them from coming to you again. Don't renew magazines you don't read, opt-out of ezines or newsletters that you're not interested in, and remove yourself fromrepparttar 101905 routing list for things that don't apply to you. If you get items you know you don't want and you're not able to remove yourself fromrepparttar 101906 mailing list or subscriber list, then just toss it out as soon as you know what it is. Recycle as much as possible.

Resolve Disputes the Easy Way

Written by Andrew Taylor

Now we can do thisrepparttar easy way or we can do itrepparttar 101885 hard way. No, I am not selling a new financial product and I do not hold your arm up your back, nor a gun in your ribs. My message is " Don't litigate - mediate!"

That isrepparttar 101886 message from Andrew Taylor, a full time commercial mediator who is dedicated to increasingrepparttar 101887 knowledge and understanding of mediation in business. He goes on, "Compared to litigation, mediation is faster, cheaper and more civilized. It avoidsrepparttar 101888 risk of damaging publicity and it offers scope for imaginative solutions."

In fact, Andrew Taylor is so enthusiastic, he has even written a book about it!

Everyone knows what mediation is, yet few people are really confident about how much they know, how it works, and whether they can use it.

Mediation is a process in which a third person, "the mediator", helpsrepparttar 101889 parties in dispute to find a mutually satisfactory outcome. You could say there is nothing exciting there. Mediation must have been used long before any court system was invented. Despite that, we tend to overlook mediation as a possibility for settling disputes between employer and employee, business and business.

These are characteristic advantages of mediation over litigation:

Speed - A dispute can be resolved by mediation in a matter of weeks rather thanrepparttar 101890 years it might take in court. Ifrepparttar 101891 case is particularly urgent andrepparttar 101892 parties are prepared to pay for priority and premium time, there is no reason why a commercial case could not be concluded in a fortnight. The usual time scale for a small commercial case is around six weeks, and for a more complicated commercial case, around six months. The same case might take five years to go throughrepparttar 101893 court system.

Cost - In most cases,repparttar 101894 saving over comparable litigation costs is very large. Because litigation is expensive. It is obviously advantageous to settle a dispute before litigating. The Civil Procedure Rules encourage solicitors to do this. How far you use your solicitors is up to you, but however you deal with it, a case over in weeks will cost a lot less than one that drifts on for years.

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