You either have it or you don’t. Regardless, organization is generally expected of you in the workplace. It doesn’t matter if your room is messy or pristine at home, when you are in the office you need to have that diary and to-do list organized. Whilst organization is not a sole contributor to getting the job done well, it can certainly help and is good practice to keep yourself in check. You would be surprised by how much time unorganized office desks take to function compared with one which is in shape. This organization is almost certain to increase productivity and remains one of the keys to a strong office work game.
Clear desk, clear mind:
Much like your bedroom, a clear desk makes for a clear mind. Allowing your brain to remain in a happy place despite stress or keep yourself straight during particularly busy periods a clear desk avoids the need to search through swathes of documents in a frantic search to find the one you are looking for. Keeping the desk space decluttered allows for an efficient response to a problem with rapid ease. Whether you like it or not, minimalism within the office environment does tend to be the most effective way of organizing and therefore making your precious office time more efficient.
In much the same vein, keeping your email inbox tidy and under control is another surefire and easy method to organizing your office. It makes it easier to remain on top of your work and allows you to effectively respond when needed. Not only does this make interactions with external parties that bit easier, but it also shows your bosses what you are all about. The email has become so pivotal to office work in recent decades that you need to be completely on top of them – this is made much easier by keeping your inbox organized.
Reflects better on staff, employers and clients:
Attending any sort of event whether it be a meeting, training or one to one with a client and fumbling around with incorrect documents or irrelevant documents is a bad image. The same goes for late responses via email or missing deadlines. It can make you look bad and also it brings distrust to the overall organisation you are serving. Instead, if you can remain on top of things, organise what it is exactly you need and present this to clients, other staff and employers alike you will not only be sorting yourself out but making the organisation look good. In addition to this you will also be setting a great example to younger or more inexperienced staff – be a good role model!
In the age of working from home and home offices due to the current pandemic, productivity at work is more crucial than ever. And organization and productivity go hand in hand. Organizing yourself effectively, whether it be in the actual office or at home means you can achieve more and produce more efficient work, and maintain a reasonable level of productivity. Whilst it’s not easy for everyone it’s worth trying to keep on top of things and your employers will be more than pleased if they clock your organization.
This is why your office organization is key. If you can manage to get your immediate organizational skills brushed up, you will reap both the success through increased productivity and a lessening of unnecessary stress. Even if it does take some brain retraining it is more than worth it!
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