Ten ways to ... tame the admin

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Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013

1. Return calls and e-mails immediately
2. Use your in- and out-trays
3. Print double-sided
4. Tidy your desk every day
5. Recycle paper as soon as it's useless
6. Bin or file old e-mails regularly
7. Have a 'to do' list ...
8. ... and keep to it
9. Outlaw paper memos
10. Get a PA

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