5 Secrets For Better OrganizationMarch 30, 2019
Some people under the impression that they work infinitely better, if they have everything in its place and a place for everything. On the other hand, other people find that the creative spirit works for them, if there is a method to their madness and the mess they create in their work area. Nevertheless, it is extremely important that you know exactly how to go about organizing things in a systematic and methodical manner, to ensure there is less of hassles, heart burning, and incipient nervous breakdowns in your workplace, in the future.
First of all, it is necessary to make some sense out of the chaos, which might be present in your vicinity. That is the reason why you have to prioritize what needs to be done right now, and begin to do it. And then after that is done, go to the next item in the list. Some people think that it is extremely creative to jump from one thing to another in a couple of hours, just to change the mood and the tempo, but it is better to be a systematic plodder sticking to one task at a time than a supposed Dynamo doing 3 things at one time, and making a botch of the proceedings.
Start filing: Filing is one of those tedious tasks that most people hate to do because it always seems so overwhelming. To make it seem easier, try doing a little bit everyday. Try and reserve the last 30 minutes of your work day for filing and putting things away in your office. Make new folders if necessary and put them away. That way, when you come in for work the next day, your office is neat and tidy, which will make you work much better. Be sure to keep some empty folders and blank labels on hand so that you are always prepared to be organized!
Occasionally, like once per month, you may need to throw out things. So make the time once a month to clean out your files, getting rid of anything that you no longer need.
Conquer Time: As they say, work expands to fill in the time. So make sure that you are doing something constructive and not wasting valuable time in checking your e-mail, talking on social networking sites, and bothering about other peoples problems. Your goal is to get so many things done today, so do them. Procrastination is definitely not an admirable trait.
Draw up a regular schedule: Start doing things in one particular time saving manner, at one particular time, and try to beat your previous days time. Write down the procedure which saved you the most amount of time, and write it for reference. Ask somebody to follow that procedure. Develop the process until it becomes automatic. And then distribute that time-saving and efficient procedure to your friends and colleagues.
Delegation of authority Do not consider yourself Atlas carrying the burdens of the world on your shoulders. Once you have found a workable system, let others use it.
Plan for trouble: Things that are unexpected are going to come up in life. Try to plan for them as best as you can; your life will be much easier. By doing these 5 things, you are on your way to becoming a more organized person.
Dorthy Weatherbush is an organized person, but has definitely had to work hard to get that way. After reading The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, she started using Franklin Covey Planners. With the assistance of Franklin Covey her time has been well spent!