I spent forty-two years organizing data and information. I spent the last twenty years of my career, learning how to, and helping others organize documents and information better. I took classes. I taught classes. I sat for a test and attained a certification! And yet, during a recent project, I let my guard down for a few
moments days months OK, for two years!
In my defense, when I began this project, I wasn’t sure how best to organize things. By the time I knew what I should be doing, I was comfortable with the way things were. On Friday, I sent my daughter (also an information management professional) the following text:
“When you know you have to reorganize where files are stored, but you know where everything is right now, how long do you procrastinate?”
This is not to say that these files are a mess, or that I haven’t made use of certain best practices. It’s just that, if I stumbled across this when I was still employed, I would shake my head and wonder.
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