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Creative project work and purging
I work for a publishing company and every time I get a new book cover design I have to print them out so I can get approvals from various people in our department. By the end I have pages and pages of the different iterations with handwritten feedback on them. I cannot bring myself to throw them away. Should I be keeping all of these papers? Maybe in an archive? Or should I just be throwing them away?
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you needed to reference that paperwork? If so, it may be a good idea to find some sort of long-term storage solution. If not, perhaps you are just causing yourself unnecessary stress.
We do have an article about retention schedules. While it is not specific to project management, it does have some good advice that I believe you could apply to your situation:
"It should be easy..." -famous last words
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