Organization skills on the workplace can be very positive for your career. This article explains how to plan and organize your desk, work easier, find things fast and be productive.
Good organization skills bring not only order to you life, but also allow you to be more productive by reducing clutter and helping you find fast what you are looking for. Organizing your desk (at work, in your workplace at home or just at home) is one of the vital steps. Organizing things on the outside could often help you organize things on the inside.
When I start a new job, I always start at organizing my computer/laptop first. But immediately after that I start organizing my desk. Why is that important to me? Well first of all, you find things easier. Second of all, it helps others think highly of you and perceive you as an organized (and reliable person), which is beneficial. And last but not least, it gives you a safe spot among the whole chaos of starting a new job.
I usually re-organize my desk even when I am in a new position within the same company. Or just regularly throughout the year. Throwing garbage out is equally important as organizing what you really need.
Practicing discipline and a daily routine is very important in order to get enough sleep and have enough energy to remain productive for the whole day.
Everybody is struggling to get their day organized and optimized. You are all stretched between being an employee (or entrepreneur), a husband, a parent, a sibling and a child. And you also need to set aside time for yourself, pursuing education, fulfillment, relaxation and achievement. And on top of everything else and all your responsibilities, you have to find time to exercise and sleep. Practicing discipline can help you get hold of all those tasks.
The key skills that I have found so far in my quest for perfection, is parallelization and organization. I believe that the best way to accomplish everything that you have to do in a day, is to do tasks in parallel. And the second most important task is to organize your day in advance so that you plan time for everything.
Disclaimer: Use the techniques and the tips provided in this article at your own responsibility!
Email organization greatly improves professional productivity in two ways: structure (how you sort emails) and behavior (what you do when processing emails)
Email organization teaches how organizing your inbox (all of them) can help you be more productive professionally. If you are one of those people that spend a lot of time searching for information and browsing your email in order to find that email with instructions from the bank, then this topic is definitely for you. If you are satisfied with your current email system, but you are curious to find out what other people do, then read along.
But if you seldom use your email, or if you are more of a talking kind of person, then this article is not for you.
The last pillar that I am going to cover is the professional productivity. Just like the case with personal optimization, here the idea is to do the things you do right. This is achieved by usually doing them faster, better, with fewer resources or higher quality. One of the definitions of productivity is “the effectiveness of productive effort as measured in terms of the rate of output per unit of input”. Or in other terms how to achieve better results with the same amount of effort.