The Importance of an Organised OfficeCraig Simpson
Life in the workplace is hectic – we are constantly juggling priorities, deadlines, targets, budgets, partnerships, staff, emails and documents. In order to continue growing and constantly do better in the office, we tend to concentrate on activities that are revenue generating and provide personal reward such as sales, marketing, networking and social media, often neglecting the importance of an uncluttered space and the direct impact it has on our performance and ability to concentrate and be more efficient.
A tidy work place encourages workers to be productive, save time and reduces work related stress. Although the success of a business involves more than an organised office, removing clutter can help your employees focus on what’s important. Organisation in the workplace facilitates employees to work efficiently and with more confidence. In the end, this will impress your clients and boost office moral. If you are looking for direction, below you will find tips on what to organise and how to do it.
Tips for becoming organised
Prioritise – Once you know where you’re going, you can prioritise. Put more time into the things that will give you the most benefit. Only 20% of your daily tasks really matter; that 20% will produce 80% of your results. So identify these tasks and focus most of your time and energy on achieving them.
Set your goals – You can’t decide how to spend your time unless you know what’s important. So work out what will help you succeed. What do you need to do to raise your profile? To get the next promotion? Studies show that people who do well in life set themselves goals.
To do lists – Take time, either at the beginning of the day or just before you go home, to list what you need to do. Try to put items in order of importance. You’ll always stay on top of your workload if you can reference a list – and you’ll get a great sense of satisfaction ever time you cross something off