Getting organised at work or in that case anywhere is not always easy. So I have two questions for you:
How do you feel about yourself?
How well organised at work are you?
Notice that if you feel fairly well organised at work or home then you probably feel rather good about yourself, i.e. your self-esteem is probably high.In fact, if you are reading personal development books, listening to audio programs or attending seminars on personal development and self-esteem, then chances are you’re caught in a circle. You do some personal development, and you feel better, and you get on with life, but the disorganisation of your life catches up with you and so you go back to doing a bunch of personal development.
Self-esteem and personal organisation or geting organised
Self-esteem and personal organisation or geting organised at work are essentially two sides of the same coin. The coin that opens those gateways to all success. You can focus on either of those sides separately, but in the end organisation either at work or at home depends on self-esteem, and vice versa, self-esteem depends on getting organized at work and or personal life.
By emotionally getting involved with taking extra control of organising your personal areas at work and home you will start feeling proud of your surroundings, and ever more competent at getting organised.
Focusing intellectually on how to get organised, and emotionally super-charging that effort for all the positive emotions that come from being organised at work or at home, will boost your self-esteem. And that provides ever more fuel to get organised even more.
Self-esteem and Getting Organised at work or home create a self-supporting positive feedback mechanism. The more you improve on one of them, the more the other will improve.
Your two pronged attack is to work on both, be mindful of both, understand how they both inter-relate, and ultimately combine as two sides of the same coin. The coin that affords your every desire, and inevitably brings you all that you deserve
How To Get Organised At Work:
1. Prioritise. The first thing to do to get organised at work is to look at the work that you have on your desk and decide what must be done first. Decide what you must do immediately or pay the consequences, e.g. pay your suppliers. Then decide what should be done as soon as possible. Then what should be done if you can. Then what it would be nice to do if you can. Then dump the rest. Do not have it cluttering up your desk getting the way of important work.
2. Set deadlines. It is of no use at all setting deadlines and not paying the least bit of attention to them. You must stick to you guns and meet your deadlines no matter what happens. Deadlines prevent fire-fighting. Fire-fighting is when you have left everything too late and are franticly running around, trying to do things that should have been done weeks ago, to prevent certain disaster. Set achievable and realistic deadlines and do not be distracted from them unless something that absolutely must be done immediately comes up and must be slotted into your list.
Do not procrastinate
3. Do not procrastinate. If you find that you have finished a task early start the next one immediately. Do not decide that you have made yourself a bit of free time and put it off until tomorrow just because it was on your, “should be done list” list and not your, “must be done immediately” list.
4. Meetings. If meetings are part of your usual routine that is ok. However, you must make the most of these meetings. Be prepared. Plan what you want to achieve at the meeting and make some phone calls to gauge the support you will get for the idea, and then adapt your approach accordingly. Meeting have a habit of becoming a place for fathers/mothers to talk about their children, sailors to talk about their boats and golfers to talk about golf. In fact, people so often spend too much of the time allotted for the meeting, talking about anything but business. If you are in a position to do something about this try to keep the chitchat to a minimum.
If you do not need to attend a meeting then do something more productive with your time; like driving your way down through you new list of priorities. You will very likely get a memo about the business of the meeting anyway. So unless it is necessary to attend, DON’T.
5. Delegate. If you have people working under you then delegate some tasks to them. People in authority tend to take on more than they should; especially when they view a task as being important. They think, “I better do that report for the vice-president myself,” or something similar. Show some faith in the people who work under you. It will do you both some good. Besides, you do not want to be in the office doing that report when all your staff are out playing golf and the vice-president is wondering why you need to spend so much time getting your work done.
Getting organised at work; prioritise, set deadlines, do not procrastinate, prepare your meetings and delegate.
Not everyone can be totally organised. Nevertheless, if you follow these guidelines you will go a long way towards improving your quality of life and work. These guidelines apply to any business whether you are a webmaster and internet guru or just at the bottom of the ladder in a large organisation.