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Time & Stress Management for Rookies by LID Editorial

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CHAPTER 8

Paper: one of thegreatest time wasters

Paper generally

Paperwork is something that can reduce strong people to tears. Think of the hours in life that are spent filling in forms, which then have to be processed, disseminated, stored and so on. Paper can be the bane of your life. The average person apparently spends around 175 hours a year looking for misplaced information. (This figure is probably an underestimate if you include looking for electronic paperwork too.) Efficiency and time management is directly measurable by your ability to find the right information in the quickest possible time. It is said that 60 per cent of all paperwork is disposable or irrelevant – which is bad news for all those rainforests that have been destroyed ...

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