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Do I need a PA or a boss?

I need to pay someone to keep me organized and contact other people for me and sort of, well, bully me into staying on task. But I don't know what sort of person that is. Who am I trying to hire? Details below. [more inside]
posted by Gee, June! on Feb 5, 2014 - 12 answers

Ideas to energize & excite employees of a large traditional organization

Hoping you can share some ideas or things you have observed companies do to energize and excite their organizations. Please note that ideas that work for young organizations like google may not work for me since I am trying to do this in a very traditional, large and old (over 100 years in business) organization. One idea that comes to mind is hiring relatively younger employees for senior management positions. Perhaps having more team outings might help as well. I would welcome any suggestions. Thanks in advance!
posted by r2d2 on Apr 13, 2013 - 26 answers

Is there a way to visually organize database tables (and saved queries and views)?

I have a wonderful (Oracle) SQL database and I use Navicat Lite to crunch around in it. My problem is that I'm staring at lists of 50+ tables, 60+ saved queries, 10+ views, etc. Is there anything I can do to somehow organise things in a visually pleasing and/or functional way? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Feb 2, 2012 - 4 answers

How do you organize your e-books?

Any tips and advice on how to manage your e-book files and library, especially on calibre? [more inside]
posted by pleasebekind on Jun 25, 2011 - 9 answers

My head is cluttered with thoughts

I'm going back to school. But I keep have this weird feeling that I don't know what I'm doing, even though I've got it all planned out, but my thinking keeps getting sloppy and jumping. Please help me figure out how to organize my next steps. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 15, 2010 - 5 answers

Reporter's notebook

Journalists' notes: how do they take them, store them and reference them later? [more inside]
posted by Brittanie on Sep 25, 2009 - 10 answers

Help me organize my time and projects by the hour.

What time/project management software or sites might be able to help me view my week in hourly clumps and allow me to check off completed tasks or monitor their success? I've tried a number of GTD services, but none of them has been quite right, so I'm looking for suggestions. [more inside]
posted by metalheart on Nov 29, 2008 - 6 answers

Keeping my stuff on track

I've just started a new job; yay me. However, this new job involves keeping track of a lot of different projects, people and tasks, and I want to do a better job of this. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 11, 2007 - 12 answers

How much free time do you get each day??

How much free time do you get each day?? [more inside]
posted by katala on Nov 10, 2007 - 43 answers

How do you deal with workplaces that don't work?

How do you deal with companies that are badly managed? Are all companies badly managed? Is the "real world" just an endless fight to try and get things done? [more inside]
posted by blacklite on Jun 5, 2007 - 20 answers

Help me organize the photos at work please!

Creatives Asset Management: Any suggestions for organizing creatives, mostly photos but some otherwise, across a network that doesn't cost thousands of dollars? [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Jan 3, 2007 - 5 answers

Organizing software in an enterprise

Any good tips on managing approved software applications within an enterprise? [more inside]
posted by daHIFI on Oct 26, 2006 - 4 answers

How to organize piles upon piles of paper.

I currently just finished my second year of college. As a electrical engineering major I find that I sometimes go back to look at course notes and material from past semesters. Thus, I have a lot of paper and not a whole lot of room to put it. Currently each class I have taken is in its own manilla folder and in a file caddy I have. This is less than ideal as most classes don't really fit in a single folder yet I do it anyway so I can keep track of them. I am looking for a creative and space saving way to store them for semi-easy access and more importantly organization. I have thought about 3 hole punching everything, but I would probably end up spending a day or so doing that. Any suggestions.
posted by dyno04 on May 19, 2006 - 13 answers

Good Widget Dashboard Setups

Looking for something for Windows and/or Mac OS X that allow you to invoke or otherwise mark off an area at the side of the screen with only widgets/applets/chiclets/whateverlets in them. It should be different from, say, the OS X dock, in that it should claim its screen real estate fully -- no letting things slide under it or over it, windows that bump up against it should recognize its edge and stop. [more inside]
posted by namespan on Apr 13, 2006 - 4 answers

Project Management Software

Our small web development company is looking into project management software. I've been looking around, but can't seem to find something that really suits our needs. [more inside]
posted by frufry on Apr 14, 2005 - 13 answers

Is there a program that will present all of the fonts present on a system?

Fonts. They're driving me nuts. Does anyone know of a simple program to generate a specimen book from all fonts present on a system, installed or not. True type, open type, type 1, etc. The problem is, I have my fonts organzied well enough, but I frequently forget what the ones I don't often use look like.
posted by Grod on Jan 3, 2004 - 18 answers

Bed shopping and also software for room arranging

Looking to buy a new bed... and software to help me rearrange my house. [MI] [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Dec 30, 2003 - 21 answers

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