Top 5 rated articles
Red alert! Celebrities with red hair
My baby won't sleep: Tips for tough nights
Wrinkles: a guide to wrinkles
Quiz: why am I still single?
Which Bond Girl are you?
Overrun at work? 8 ways to get organized
Article in images

Labelling and filing documents


You don't have to turn into the sticky-tag-wielding office psycho to organize your work and help your colleagues understand your logic - or rather your lack of it.  

Problem: You're assigned the luckless task of drafting the sales forecast for the second trimester, and you christen your file JessFore2T08. Unfortunately, your workmates don't cotton on to your jargon and you end up in hot water because no-one can find it.

"If you work in a team, you need to agree on a universal jargon," advises our expert. "That way, your team can carry on working on your files if you're not you can jet off on your hols without feeling guilty!"  

Make sure your paper and electronic files bear the same name! It's easy to tell yourself that "Final Draft - Jess" and "Final_draft_Jess_finish_arggh" mean the same thing, but don't tempt fate - make sure your files match up! 


Sarah Horrocks
Rank this page: 

Don't miss...
Spring Into Shape: Bright Workout GearOur Top 12 Favorite Food Blogs
Tone your back with Johanna!Get an energizing workout with Tamaya!
Latest… 24/10/2016
Managing money
Changing your name | How to change your name
Scrapbooking: making a scrapbook album like a pro
Work for yourself - get your small business online
See all Women in Focus guides
Teaching kids about money
See all Women in Focus videos

Don't miss out!

...Join our newsletter
Get the wewomen latest straight to your inbox
Find us on...