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Wednesday, February 22, 2012


posted by Taxcell at  9:35 || under Office Organizing
Creative, disorganized, right-brained clients love Scansnap!
(article written for Fujitsu)
As a CPO (Certified Professional Organizer), I've discovered a surprising pattern among my clutter-prone, disorganized clients; they love creating file systems! They tend to be right-brained and creative, which promotes the desire for an attractive file system. The problem comes after the system is implemented; they don't use it.
My clients stare every day at examples of their personal and professional failures; files and systems created and never used. They call me when they are at their wits end. They call when the guilt becomes too much to deal with. They call when they are in danger of losing their job. I love receiving their calls because I know I can introduce solutions that work. Scansnap has become this organizers favorite solution. It brings me great satisfaction to see my clients feeling successful, guilt-free and working efficiently. It's like watching a child discover all the capabilities of a new toy.
Scanning removes the stress for my creative, right-brained clients. They can sit for hours scanning and electronically filing documents with great success. They love the speed at which they can "create”. They love the ability to see their success quickly as well as the ability to find any document in seconds; no more guilt-inducing, panic filled, day-long searches for illusive papers and files!
At discovering the ability to scan multiple sized documents in one stack, a recent client screeched so loud that her boss came running in to see what happened. I sat back and watched as she explained how much time she would save by being able to scan a complete file, including the small receipts. Her boss was so impressed that she ended up staying for the second half of our training. In the end, my client told me she had never felt as confident in her job as she did that day. Her boss even asked me to schedule an appointment to teach her how to be more productive.
Right-brained, creative types need to be introduced to a new way of dealing with their stacks of files and papers. They need to experience a day of leaving the office feeling successful and proud of their days work. With the Scansnap solutions, that is exactly what my client's experience everyday!

Tracy Axcell, CPO

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As a Certified Professional Organizer I desire to share ideas and tools to assist anyone who desires to increase productivity in their home or office.