First published on this website in January 2001 and last updated in July 2013
The article takes a creative approach to the (dull?) subject of filing and is written for all who work in a church office, but also for Ministers and other Christian workers who are based in a study at home. Once you have read this, filing will never be the same again...!
A misunderstood subject
It has the wrong image – it is the wrong word – it gives the wrong impression
Three different types of filing
After a quick look at the actions of binning and passing items, three types of filing are distinguished: Holding, Filing itself, Storing. Dare you try the 20 second test?
Setting up a filing system
- Choose the right methods before you consider categories
- Aim for no more than about eight categories and then sub-divide
- Choose the most sensible and simple order for finding items
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