We've all had challenges that we want to overcome and one of the first steps to overcoming something is to identify the cause.
So What Causes Clutter?
According to Barbara Hemphill of the Productive Environment Institute, “Clutter is postponed decisions.”
Why do we postpone decisions and allow things to build up until we are BEYOND overwhelmed from all the clutter?
I believe it's because at that moment we are lacking two things.
A Plan and A Place
Have you ever forgotten to follow up with a business lead? Maybe you wrote their name down on a Post-It note and you found it 2 months later in a pile of paper? (I won't dare ask for a raise of hands on this one.)
If you had A DESIGNATED PLACE where you kept your lead list, and A...
to run in disorder; to fill or cover with scattered or disordered things that impede movement or reduce effectiveness.