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The Productivity TIP System: Organizing Your Time, Information, and People by Laura Stack

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Section #3: PEOPLE

 

I had a manager in the mid-80’s who had three huge Rolodexes on his desk to house his collection of business cards.  I still remember watching him proudly flip through the thousands of cards, hunting for the right one that could help you solve your problem or answer a question.  But if he didn’t remember his contact’s name, it often took him a long time to find that person.  

 

Technology has made contact management easier in some ways, but the speed at which we operate now poses unique challenges:

 

•   We communicate with more people than ever before,

•   Through technology, we have more mediums at our disposal with which to communicate,

•   The speed with which people expect you to respond to communication has increased, ...

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