Author: Dina Barabash, Content Development and Web Specialist
Do you usually find yourself buried in paperwork? Are you constantly looking for the phone whenever it rings? Staying organized is not always easy, but it is necessary to remaining efficient and productive. At times, it may seem as if the moment you finally get organized, there comes another (and even bigger) wave of files, memos, emails and more. Well, do not stress any longer! Below are a few tips to help you stay organized and focused in the workplace.
1. Invest in Storage. A great way to keep things in their proper place, is to put them in a designated bin, folder or filing cabinet near your workspace. Head over to your local retailer for some organizational boxes and trays to help keep everything contained.
2. Set Reminders. Never forget another deadline or meeting time, by setting various reminders. Utilize the tools and features for your online inbox to remind yourself of impending deadlines and meetings throughout the day. In addition, there are numerous apps available to help prioritize and tackle your to-do list.
3. Manage Your Time Well. Essential to remaining organized, on and off the clock, is time management. Be sure to appropriately arrange your day based on “urgent” and “not urgent” items, by delegating certain tasks and planning ahead. For more tips on time management, click here.
4. Create Work Zones. Many of your tasks may require the use of your desktop. However, for the tasks that do not, create another workstation for yourself. Multiple workstations create a clear distinction between tasks, allowing you to keep files and materials in their rightful place.
5. Get into a Routine. Keeping a schedule will assist in checking-off more items from your list, while adding some structure to your day. In addition, you will eliminate unnecessary stresses by eradicating the doubt and guesswork from your busy schedule.
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