The messy desk is something that almost all of us (and by us I mean people with desks) have had to deal with at some point. The endless stacks of papers, receipts, reports, documents, staplers, pens that have dried out, old cellphones with important phone numbers we haven’t had time to transfer to our new phone, and old coffee cups litter our work space and make it more difficult to get things done.
Andreas Eriksen is a System Consultant for Mysoft AS in Oslo, Norway. Mysoft is a leading software supplier to the Scandinavian membership and fundraising organizations market. With over 100 customers in Norway, Sweden and Denmark, Mysoft provides technical systems in areas such as CRM, case management, document management and course management.
It’s important to understand that Taskworld has not been created just for a specific industry or function. If you are looking for a way to do or get things done, Taskworld is for you. You can be a CEO of Fortune 500 corporation, high school student, freelancer or a homemaker; and you will still find Taskworld useful for organizing your work.
In 1979, a couple of researchers named Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman identified the tendency for people in general to underestimate the amount of time it will take for them to complete a task, and they gave it a name: planning fallacy. They had expected to identify this tendency many years earlier, but it took longer than they expected.
There is an old saying that suggests that a smile costs nothing, but enriches everything, and that it is the one thing that can be given without detracting anything from the giver. Researchers from Bangor University, however, have calculated that the value of a smile is approximately .33¢. So who knows what it is worth?