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The Mystical Art of Record Keeping (in office)

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If I were to ask you about the toughest part of your job, then I am pretty much sure, that ‘record-keeping’ would rank in the top three.

So how to tackle this demon?

The picture given below, speaks a thousand words (but if you can’t hear from the picture, just read the next 175 words)

Record-Breaking Record-Keeping
  • Though as primitive as offices themselves, stacking files, one on top of another, is still the best way to manage your files. This is LIFO (Last In First Out) at its best (read more on LIFO here). The more recent documents get your attention first. This is assuming that the top of stack is below your eye level.
  • The height of stack, is symbolic and directly proportional to the amount of work, people think you have. (notice the underlined text)
  • Prevents boredom. The older files ‘magically’ move towards the bottom of the heap (read: stack).
  • If there is an urgent need of some information or a file, you don’t need to physically move from one room to other. Nor you need to double click all those hierarchical folders in you computers. Just pull the file you need! Which, almost always, will be within the ‘reach of your hand’.
  • Nobody can tamper with your data. Everything is (always) in front of your eyes.

PS – Source of the picture above, is unknown.


Written by Dev

February 17, 2011 at 8:57 pm

9 Responses

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  1. that’s funny !


    February 18, 2011 at 1:44 am

  2. Use CD


    February 18, 2011 at 7:22 am

  3. @Shubhang

    @B K Chowla
    I usually do… 🙂


    February 18, 2011 at 10:23 am

  4. It baffles me every time I enter the record room of my Office. Every word we speak is transcribed and filed away … lol

    And with this RTI thing doing rounds, these has become utter needful. . . Damn! the abuse of RTI.

    Nice Pic 😛

    Len Kamei

    February 19, 2011 at 11:02 am

  5. @Len Kamei
    Len…my sympathies to ‘us’ 😉


    February 19, 2011 at 12:48 pm

  6. and what about electronic docs? 😛

    Avada Kedavra

    February 21, 2011 at 12:00 pm

  7. @Avada Kedavra
    I guess stacking is universal. Virtual or non-virtual 🙂


    February 21, 2011 at 3:43 pm

  8. i think i understand, its almost same as dresses in my cupboard 😉 very clumsy


    February 27, 2011 at 8:07 pm

  9. @Princess


    February 27, 2011 at 11:29 pm

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