Guest blogger Stephanie over at Ketchum was recently telling us about how she moved to a new office space and was shocked by the amount of stuff she had accumulated in her six years in the old cubicle. Boxes and boxes of annual reports, press kits, news clippings, files from folks who had long since left the team on projects that had long since ended. In short, she was a veritable archive of PR program paraphernalia.
Was all of this stuff necessary to keep? No. Did she? Yes. So why did she keep it all? In my mind, it always comes down to “what if.” What if I need it in the future? What if someone else (gasp, the boss!?) needs it in the future? What if, what if, what if. Well, she was drowning in the stuff those “what if’s” created, and I bet a lot of other office workers are too!