8 Organizational Tips for the Office
Posted on April 08 2022
As we are slowly getting back to our routines, that may include getting back to the office, and good organization will help you gain control of your time so you can plan and complete the tasks needed to achieve your goals. Success is a result of long-term planning and daily action.
Here are eight organizational tips that will help you reach your long-term goals at work.
Focus on what’s important
Remind yourself of your long-term goals and revise them when necessary. Set daily priorities to meet your goals. Keeping photos of your loved ones or inspirational pictures nearby helps.
Make daily, weekly and monthly to-do lists of important tasks. Review your daily priorities at the beginning of each day.
Manage your time well
Schedule quiet time at work to accomplish tasks that need extra concentration. Do your most challenging work when your energy is at its highest; save less demanding work for other times. If you tend to procrastinate, focus on the sense of accomplishment you will feel when the job is done. Use commute time to plan your day’s activities.
Use calendars and planners
Check your work calendar daily to review your activities and avoid conflicts. Write down all commitments in pencil rather than trusting your memory. Use planning and scheduling forms and software to help you map out long-term projects.
Don’t be afraid to assign tasks to others if you have support, or when the task is not on your level of expertise.
Manage your mail and phone calls
Sort incoming mail into categories by priority or action. Use voicemail to screen phone calls.
Clear your workspace. Keep only the most critical items and information you need daily on the top of your desk. Archive resource materials you rarely use. Toss out duplicate documentation and materials that will soon be outdated. Utilize a scanner to have items available at a click of a button and eliminate excess clutter on your desk. Leave blank space on bookshelves for growth.