Mise en Place
Mise en place is a term derived from the world of cooking — French for “everything in its place.” Mise en place describes the preparation done before starting cooking: chopping, measuring, gathering ingredients and implements. Mise en place ensures that once a cook has started, there’s no need to run out to the store or search for a sifter. Mise en place is preparation, but it’s also a state of mind. Nothing is more satisfying than working easily and well; so take the time to set yourself up properly for any important task. Clean off your desk, get the phone number, or find the file.