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  • The Magic 6™: a Simple SYSTEM for a Clutter-Free Desk
    The Magic 6™: a Simple SYSTEM for a Clutter-Free Desk My business for over 35 years has been based on four simple words: Clutter is postponed decisions®. I learned that from clothes closets, which fill up because you haven’t decided to lose the ten pounds to get back into that favorite suit or whether you’re ever going to use those…
  • How to Clear Mental & Digital Clutter-Barbara Hemphill & Joe Polish
    How to Clear Mental & Digital Clutter-Barbara Hemphill & Joe Polish One of the major issues we face in the productivity industry is "emotional clutter" and how to get rid of it.  We have shared this interview before, however, the content remains so relevent that we thought it was worth sharing again!  It is worth listening to every minute of this…
  • Together We Are Better!
    Together We Are Better! I just spent the most amazing three days in Wilmington, DE at Darnyelle Jervey’s Unleash Your Incredible Factor conference with my business partner Andrea Anderson, and CPES colleague Nicole King.   It was Andrea’s and my second conference together with Darnyelle, and it was so exciting to see how many…
  • How I Turned My Pain into Productivity
    How I Turned My Pain into Productivity In just one morning I have spoken with three people I have known for some time, and for whom I care deeply, who are experiencing overwhelming personal pain.  A woman who is being a caretaker to her sister who is treating her with unbelievable emotional cruelty, a father of four…
  • How Much is Clutter Costing You?
    How Much is Clutter Costing You? In a presentation I just attended at the National Association of Professional Organizers Annual Conference in Los Angeles, Certified Productive Environment Specialist (CPES) Lori Vande Krol presented the results of a survey about industry trends conducted by NAPO in 2014 and sponsored by DeCluttr.  The results clearly indicate that the…
  • What Do You Really Need to Keep?
    What Do You Really Need to Keep? April was designated by ARMA International as “Records and Information Management Month” in 2002 for the purpose of promoting best practices in records and information management.   Unfortunately, I have to say that based on my experience for the past three decades in offices around the world, the challenge is…
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office-disorganization-costs-moneyMessy Desks Cost Corporate America $177 Billion Annually.

According to a 2010 study by Brother International

A Productive Environment is a Profitable Environment™.

To create a Productive Environment™, you need SYSTEMs:
Saving You Space, Time, Energy & Money™


Barbara Hemphill and her team of Certified Productive Environment Specialists will help you and/or your company:

  • Establish SYSTEMs for managing time, space & information;
  • Determine what information must be kept, in what form, for how long;
  • Implement a 5-Step Process for moving your company to "Almost Paperless™";
  • Save thousands of dollars on training costs during employee turnover;
  • Save thousands of dollars on moving costs, guaranteed!;
  • Establish standards for individual office organization, guaranteed to increase productivity;
  • Facilitate annual events that help your staff clear the clutter so they can FOCUS on company goals and decrease legal liability;
  • Implement ongoing strategies that will allow everyone to accomplish their work and enjoy their lives.


Mark Twain said "progress starts with the truth". Find out the truth about what disorganization may be costing your company, and allow the Productive Environment Institute to help you increase your productivity, profits and peace of mind!


To get started, we invite you to complete a free Productive Environment Scorecard™.

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