Why more organized doesn't mean more productive

01/17/2012 | Harvard Business Review online

Doing tasks such as organizing your desk and filing away papers is a waste of time; it's better to use technology to get what you want when you need it, Michael Schrage writes. For instance, in one study by IBM, researchers found people who relied on their e-mail client's search function were more efficient than those that organized their e-mails into folders.

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