Organization can be a very helpful factor in work, both as a small-business or even as an office worker at a company, but can also spill over to many other aspects of life.
Why is organization important in the workforce? Well, we will go over why and also how you can become organized as well.
Organization helps prioritize projects based on importance.
Every project is important, but some are more important than others. Keeping track of due dates, the level of work needed to complete a project and any other detail can help each task get completed efficiently and at the best quality. Forgetting a project and quickly putting it together will not yield great results--trust us.
A clean workspace allows you to navigate with ease
Whether your home office is your workspace or you have a desk or cubicle, being able to access anything with ease can take minutes and hours out of stress out of your day. This can be the physical workspace such as your desk and office with items such as paperwork, office supplies, etc. or even your digital workspace such as having organized folders on your computer for easy access.
You simply won't look like a slob
This translates more for a worker in an office, but also can trickle down to a freelancer at home as well. You just don't want to come across looking like a slob. An organized desk can say a lot about a person. Now, there is a difference between organized clutter and simply clutter, I swear, but I will most likely give a project to someone I know won't lose half of the work just by carelessness over someone who can't find the stapler in a mound of mess.
So, how to you become organized? Here are some tips:
Maybe a few fellows will be like, Why? Pinterest does have great suggestions and tips on how to stay organized and can inspire you on projects to improve your workspace.
Take a few hours to organize your desktop, both literally and digitally
Designate a drawer for files, designate a spot for your laptop, and designate a place for everything else. It may take some time to remember your designated space, but once you remember, you can navigate the workspace easily. This also goes for your files on your computer. Organize by client, project, due date, etc. It really does not matter how you organize, what matters is that you do organize.
Organize other aspects of your life
If you organize one part, you will probably want to organize others to stay on track. Keep a daily planner to know your daily plans and they do not have to always be work plans. Add in dates, kids sports practices, meeting friends, etc. Organize when you have exercise classes so you can work them into your workday and become more well-rounded. You won't be as successful if you do not make organization a lifestyle and not just for work.
How do you stay organized?
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