By Tami Harris
Organization. You pretty much either love it or hate it. We all know that person, a friend, family member or coworker, or perhaps even ourselves, that is extremely organized and seems to always have it all together. On the contrary, we are also quite familiar with the one who struggles to stay organized, has a difficult time meeting deadlines or showing up on time, and is generally frazzled with what life has to throw at them. Surely there are benefits of being organized in our personal lives. We have seen those live and in living color. In business, like in life, being organized is of the utmost importance and can prove to be a critical part of success no matter what your professional field may be. If you struggle with staying organized in your business, you are certainly not alone. It is no surprise that many people find organizational skills foreign to them as this is not something that is often taught throughout our many years of education. Oftentimes as adults, we are left navigating these uncharted waters without an actual game plan; freestyling as we go, hoping to get it right, only to find ourselves falling short and suffering the many consequences that may arise as a result of a lack of organization.
So where do we go from here? How do we do it? What are the key areas in which to get organized in our business and how on earth do we maintain that level of organization once we get there? You're in luck, because today is all about teaching you how to get organized, how to stay organized, and to prepare you to reap the benefits of all of your hard work.
So check early and update often for the best chances for success!
Congratulations! You made it through the necessary steps. You’ve created all of the appropriate systems and gotten yourself and your business organized. Now what? What exactly do you have to look forward to as a result of your hard work and commitment to the process of getting organized? While the benefits are many, here are the top 5 ways in which you can expect to benefit from getting your business organized.
1) Expect an increase in productivity.
Because you’ll be spending less time searching for what you need, you’ll be able to devote more of your time to the important tasks presented to you on a daily basis. Your newfound organization can even lead to a more efficient workflow and better communication with members of your team as well.
2) Expect to experience less stress in the workplace.
Simply put, a lack of organization can lead to more stress on the job. Once you’re organized, you can say goodbye to the frustration that comes with misplaced files, rushing to that meeting you forgot about, or worse, explaining to your manager or client that you need an extension on that project due to a lack of proper planning on your part. Sure, work will still have its challenges. But organization no longer needs to be the source of your stress.
3) Expect to miss fewer deadlines.
This is a no-brainer really. You’ve got your system down, you’re checking and updating your calendar regularly and the natural result is simple. You are where you’re supposed to be, when you’re supposed to be there. Your tasks get completed on time because you put in the work in the beginning.
4) Expect to be on-time more often (if not all the time).
With your calendar set and reminders in place, forgetting that 2 o’clock meeting is no longer an option. You’ve blocked that time out in your schedule already and because you check it regularly, you know what’s coming up the pipeline throughout your day with little to no surprises. And last but certainly not least...
5) Expect to feel more accomplished in the workplace.
Let’s face it. A job well done just feels good. Once you’re organized, less stressed, and more productive at the office the sense of accomplishment that’s to follow is just the icing on the cake.
So pat yourself on the back. You did it. Getting and staying organized is an ongoing process. But you’re well on your way!