Get Control! Get Organized – Setting Up Your COTA System

Self Paced
Filed under: Service Wide Skills
Where: Online


You are expected to manage thousands of emails and computer documents with little or no instruction. The information overload makes it hard to get and stay organized!

In this three-part course, you’ll learn the reasons why most organizational systems fail and what to do about it.

  • Learn how to easily build Zip! Zones – clusters of useful shortcuts that help you move to important projects, files and information in a flash
  • Discover 4 powerful digital folder strategies that help you get a handle on your information
  • Learn about an innovative new storage system called COTA

After this course, you’ll be able to easily organize and prioritize any piece of information that comes your way. COTA will simplify every file-and-find decision you make for the rest of your career. Best of all, COTA will not deteriorate over time like most organizational systems.

Learning Objectives

After completing this three-part course, you will be able to:

  • Get organized and save 10 days a year
  • File and find your email and documents 25% faster
  • Improve your system of storage by 50%
  • Reduce paper printing by 15%


Duration: 10 minutes

Target Audience: Any email user seeking to organize and prioritize their email, documents and information; professionals who manage multiple projects and priorities; colleagues struggling with information overload or time management

The Get Control! series offers many other online courses. Browse through their entire Get Control! course catalog on the Get Control! website.

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