Five things that help:
- A large wastebasket.
- Regular office hours (9 AM to noon, Tuesdays and Thursdays).
- A three-ring binder that contains all the policies, membership lists, budgets, etc. that I need for my district.
- File folders for each month of the year -- if somebody sends me something that I don't need to worry about until Campmeeting, for instance, it goes into the "July" file.
- A secretary with a blessedly high tolerance for boring, repetitive tasks (which is another way of saying "delegate, delegate, delegate").
And by the way -- if you really want to save some time, then get rid of your desk. I do all my "office work" at church while standing up . . . and believe me, that's a real incentive to get things done in a hurry!
So . . . how do you deal with paperwork? Let me know, and I'll add it to the blog.
This week's quote: "Wherever you are, be all there" -- Jim Elliot.