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3 Things You Should Do to Make a Big Impact on Your Organization

3 Things You Should Do to Make a Big Impact on Your Organization

3 Things You Should Do to Make a Big Impact on Your Organization

Make a Big Impact on Your Organization1. Familiarize yourself with technology

Technology can be scary, but it can also be a big asset. Whether you’re trying to balance work, home, kids, or personal tasks, knowing how technology can make a big impact on your organization is something everyone should investigate.

I suggest starting with your email. Explore foldering, searching, and filtering options to mainstream your inbox. Once you’re comfortable with that, branch out to other areas relevant to your day-to-day activities.

Even if you’re not a fan of technology, it’s rare that you’re going to be able to completely avoid it. Being familiar with technology will allow you to make informed choices about which parts of it you want to use and alleviate the stress when outside forces mandate you use it.

 

2. Downsize your paper intake

It often seems to me that paper multiplies overnight when no one is watching it. The constant stream of paper in through the front door makes it difficult to keep the important stuff separate and easy to access. Clean out your mailbox by unsubscribing from junk mail you really don’t want to receive anymore. For the junk that can’t be stopped get a recycling bin to put as close to the mailbox as possible. Toss in all the junk before it even makes it’s way into your space.

 

3. Get good about a planner

Don’t try to keep all of your to-do’s in your head. It’s almost impossible and takes away energy you could be using to accomplish your tasks. Also, it’s harder to prioritize efficiently when you can’t look at all of your tasks at one time. Knowing what you’ve got to get accomplished is great, but moving through that list with intention is a much more efficient and rewarding time management strategy. If you’re a paper-based planner type of person, check out Planner Pads (https://plannerpads.com ) or for those students who need to track assignments, Order Out Of Chaos has a great academic planner (http://www.orderoochaos.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=136&Itemid=76).

Happy Organizing!

Stephanie

 

Cris Sgrott

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