Why we need Organization
Does this sound familiar? Getting to work and realize you forgot your power cord for your laptop. Then you go to grab your glasses and they aren’t there. Another crazy day ahead. Now the whole day becomes a lot harder because you don’t have what you need. The famous words come from your mouth, “I need to get organized.”
Tips to Organize
Making your work day go smoother is very important. Here are some ways to organize your desk.
#1 Keep what you need in one area
This is very important because a lot of items we forget are in the rush to get out the door. If everything is in the same area, it will be simple to check.
#2 Schedule your day the night before
Have you heard the phrase, “know before you go”? Well, we are using it for this. If you know what is in the day ahead it will help you to know what to expect. This will help your day to be more effective.
#3 Organize your work area
Your work area is a place you spend most of your day. If it is not organized, it will be the creator or your chaos. Having items in place will help your day flow.
#4 Use your time wisely
It is easy to get distracted but working on a big task first thing in the morning will help get it out of the way. Especially if you have been procrastinating it. Then the rest of the day will go smooth.
#5 Figure out what your job entails and make time slots for that job.
In this tech-induced world, a lot of our jobs carries into several programs or social media. Place a certain time of day dedicated to that certain program/social media. That way you know that you will always have certain tasks at the same time every day.
#6 Allow for Flexibility
Life happens! Therefore, we need to be flexible. With flexibility, we need to be prepared to still get back on schedule.
#7 Write down appointments immediately
Have you ever thought, “I will remember that” when you are told what time a meeting will be? Then, when it was time for the meeting you missed it? This is one organization skill that can help the busy mind to be not so cluttered.
Having success can all depend on how you organize your life. Let’s do it!
Linda Rawson is the CEO, and Founder of DynaGrace Enterprises, (http://DynaGrace.com) which is a Women-Owned, Small Business. She is also the author of The Minority and Women-Owned Small Business Guide to Government Contracts.