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If you chip away at your organization goals one task at a time, you will begin to see the benefits. Stay organized amid information overload
O rganization can come naturally to some and be a struggle for others. For myself, I have always loved the task of staying organized. Whether it be in my home, my office, or my computer desktop, I’m always up for a good declutter. It not only clears my space, it clears my mind. If you don’t consider yourself an organized person, don’t turn a blind eye. Much like exercise, if you chip away at your organization goals one task at a time, you will begin to see the benefits.
Here are just a few ways organization can be beneficial in the workplace: 1) Increase productivity 2) Reduce stress 3) Streamline repetitive tasks 4) Free up time for more non-work activities 5) Positively impact your company’s bottom-line So, in what ways can you begin to improve your organization habits? Below are my tips for staying organized and getting the most out of your workday, week, and year: ❚ ❚ Streamline through templates. If you have
repetitive processes that you do on a day-to-day or weekly basis, create templates so you’re not recreating the wheel each time. Whether it be a proposal template, an Excel document, or a weekly email, have templates in place that can free up time for tasks that require more thought and attention. ❚ ❚ Follow a consistent filing structure that works for you and your team. If you are in a management or leadership position, take a look at your firm or department’s filing structure. Does it make sense, or could it use some revising? A good rule of thumb is to have someone outside of your department or organization try to find something in your files. How
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