Conquering my administrative Everest

As inspiration and desperation flow – here and here and here and here – I have decided this year to experiment with a new administrative algorithm to provide extra desk space.  I’m not sure if it will be successful or, indeed, if it will catch on in a more general sense but I’m willing to try new things.

It’s called “filing” and with its dark magic I have converted the untamed and precipitous peak that had evolved on the edge of my desk into a wonder of administrative agriculture, each client and project with its own, clearly-labelled furrow in a pull-out contraption known as a “drawer”.

Everest, and its slowly spreading foothills, is no more although I appear to have broken my plough plow shredder in the process.

The flattened foothills of the Himalayas

The flattened foothills of the Himalayas








Now, I read somewhere about a concept called “paperless office” …


About Andrew Munro

An independent business consultant, interim manager and writer, Andrew operates through his company, Burning Pine Ltd (
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