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The Personal Efficiency Program: How to Get Organised to Do More Work in Less Time Paperback – 10 Apr 2000

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  • Paperback: 226 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 2nd Revised edition edition (10 April 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471362794
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471362791
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.6 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,666,142 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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brings the art of time management up to date (Times T2, 1st September 04)

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The Personal Efficiency Program How to Get Organized to Do More Work in Less Time! The Personal Efficiency Program is for anyone who wants to better manage people … projects … time … and, most importantly, themselves. If you have ever felt overwhelmed by mounds of paperwork and by the endless demands of life at the office, this book will provide a lasting solution. The best education doesn’t teach you how to work. No matter how well you know your field, you won’t be your most effective until you exercise good work habits—until you are able to get things done, on time, and with the most effective use of your resources. This book will take you through the steps of the Personal Efficiency Program and will provide you with a simple system for getting organized at work. Attended by over 200,000 people in North America, Europe, and Australia, The Personal Efficiency Program shows you how to:

  • Get control of your workload and your career
  • Save a month of work a year by following Kerry Gleeson’s number 1 rule Do It Now!
  • Set up and organize your filing system
  • Keep up with the endless demands placed on you at work
  • Organize your computer
  • Develop proven effective work habits
The results from using The Personal Efficiency Program: More done … more control … peace of mind … satisfaction with your work … time to relax. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Author Kerry Gleeson, a specialist in white collar efficiency and productivity, describes a do-it-now program for becoming more organized and effective. As might be expected, this is a well-organized book. Gleeson outlines some familiar approaches to getting organized, such as setting up an office system that deals with paperwork effectively. The book becomes more informative when it discusses some less familiar organizational techniques, such as planning chunks of time to deal with similar tasks, using technology and establishing routines for maintaining your organizational system. The book’s major strength is the detail it offers about setting up files and systems, and following through on organizational initiatives. We enjoyed Gleeson’s case histories of reorganizing various offices. She uses many of her basic principles in common sense ways — and the messes she repairs will make you feel like the top of your desk may not be hopeless after all.
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This is a fantastic book - the best of its type I have read. Gleeson writes in a sane, sensible way about how to organise yourself to get more done. His solution? Do It Now. Before you say: "That's obvious" how many of you do it consistently? Not many, and the reason, from my experience, is that we are rarely organised to do it other than later!! Gleeson fills in the gaps by showing you how to physically organise yourself and your workspace so that you can put the Do It Now principle into regular and continuing operation. Trust me - this book is a lifesaver!!
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By A Customer on 30 April 1999
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This book really inspired me to clean up my act at work. I always say that I have better things to think about than where is the proper place to put a particular item...but I followed the instructions in this book and got everything in order and it has definitely made me more efficient, as well as improving my professional image. I've been following the other advice and in just the first week of putting it into practice I have received a lot of compliments from the people I work with/for, which has inspired me to work even more on improving my personal efficiency through this program!
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Sorry to be a party pooper - I read the reviews and bought the book. How disappointing. Ten double-sided pages before we arrive at the Introduction. A book which is poorly written and is produced in very low quality print with little content other than `do things now' and `how to reorganise your desk' - ad nauseam. It looks as though this was something written in the 1950's for secretaries to organise their workspace with belated updates to bring in more recent technology. Page 47 provides an ideal example:
`Tips for Improving Your Paper Filing System . . . Use hanging files. Hanging files support folders better and facilitate filing in the correct place. Box-bottom hanging files can hold several manila folders on the same subject.' This is then followed by two very poorly drawn pictures of hanging files. Wow!! - this certainly enlightened me.

After three days of ownership the book is now where it deserves to be - in the bin. (sorry trash)
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By A Customer on 25 Dec. 1997
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This is the best time management book I 've ever read. I have read over 10 books on time management. This book is the last, and probably the very last I need to buy to improve my personal efficiency. "Do it Now" is a bloody work, but it works! I have put a big big label on my desk diary to remind myself to do it now.
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