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June 04, 2007

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Monica Ricci

I'll bet he does have intense powers of concentration, for example he can block out logic and scientific data pretty well! LOL... Sorry Ariane, I tried biting my fingers, but I just couldn't resist. ;)

Yep that's one office I know a lot of organizers would love to get their hands on! Not me though. Ugh paperwork!

~Monica

Ariane Benefit

Hi Monica, Okay so you aren't a Gore fan. Obviously I completely disagree with you and would defend his work to the end, but this is not a political blog so I'm going to bite my "fingers" too. As for his office, I truly don't see what is so bad about it. He's a writer and researcher and if the piles work for him...let him have them! I wouldn't want my office to look that way, but I do like my piles when I'm working multiple writing projects! Thanks for writing! : )

Emmie

Wow working with Al Gore must be really cool.

Jason W. Womack, MEd, MA

I agree. The real question is to Mr. Gore himself, forget what we think when we look at his desk.

Here’s what I ask my clients: Is this working for you? Can you find what you need easily? What aspects of your system slow you down? Where’s the biggest payoff for you to put your focus & energy on?

He may reply that his digital files are a mess and would experience the biggest gain from processing his email into a list manager of actionable items. Or maybe he just needs some boxes that get labeled “Research”, “Presentations”, “Read & Reply”, etc... in order to gain some real estate back on his desk. Is he motivated by the piles or does it drain his energy when he looks out?

Other areas I would want to focus on (if this were my desk!) are the filing ability from this command center. Is it fast and easy to process this stuff and get it into his system so retrieval is quick & painless?

And finally is he as efficient as he can be with the technology he currently has? How’s his typing speed? I’ve seen his TedTalks presentation and he looks very savvy with his PowerPoints and computer use. I love working with clients like this. They’re the ones that get excited about a new speedkey or way to save them a step every time they do a repetitive task.

damon

Jason said:
"I’ve seen his TedTalks presentation and he looks very savvy with his PowerPoints and computer use."

POF-
He's on the Apple Board, so he's on a Mac and most likely uses Keynote rather than PowerPoint.

Monica said:
"I'll bet he does have intense powers of concentration, for example he can block out logic and scientific data pretty well!"

just like Rosie :)

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