Improve your filing efficiency! Multiple studies prove that color coding improves filing efficiency up to 60% and minimizes costly misfilings. Color coding has been used for years in offices that manage large numbers of files, and it works because people recognize colors much faster than they read text.
Getting started is easy. Think about the kinds of categories into which your papers and files could be segmented. Suggested designations that may fit your needs; Clients, Vendors, Prospects, Forms, Administrative, Personnel, Marketing, Technology, Products, Reports and Personal. Then pick a color for each of the categories, like yellow for Prospects or blue for Personnel. File all the related information in the appropriate colored file, adding in new files as needed. By creating "color" families, you'll be able to focus on just one section of information versus an entire drawer. In no time you will first look for a color before you read any of the label text!