How to Stay Organized at Work
While you’re at work, how you stay organized can either help or hurt your day. You don’t want to feel scattered and all over the place as you’re trying your best to move up in your career. I always make sure to keep all my tasks and responsibilities in line to make sure I’m giving myself the best opportunity to do just that. That’s not to say mistakes won’t happen, but you definitely don’t want to find yourself in a position where they’re happening more than they should.
Here are some ways to take your organization game to the next level (Let me know ways you stay on top of it in the comments!):
Know Your Role
What are you responsibilities?
It’s such a simple question, but a great place to start when you’re trying to figure out the best way to spend your time. Work on becoming the best you can be at your job. Once you have the down, it’ll be easier to keep everything in order because you’ll feel less scattered and more confident about what you’re doing. As you get more comfortable, you may be able to take on additional responsibilities to show you’re ready for a promotion!
Set Calendar Reminders
Calendar reminders are a game-changer when it comes to keeping everything straight. Whether you have a meeting with your boss or a new daily task you don’t want to forget, setting calendar reminders are key. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve almost forgot about something only to have the pop-up keep me in line.
With that being said, start setting those reminders! It’ll help you in the long run.
I jot down quick notes all the time. If my supervisor mentions a task she wants me to take on while passing by, I’ll quickly write it down on a Post-it note and stick it to my desktop. You never know what can come up, so having a quick solution that will help keep you on track can make a major difference.
Clear Your Inbox
I have so many colleagues with inboxes holding thousands of unread emails! I find it to be so overwhelming and stressful to look at. Plus, it makes finding emails that much harder.
As annoying as it can be sometimes, I delete every single email that’s spam, old, or simply doesn’t relate to me. It allows me to easily put emails into separate folders or stay on top of what’s being asked of me. So, if your inbox is drowning, clear/file it ASAP!
Use a Planner or Notebook
Lastly, use a planner or notebook to take more detailed notes. If there’s a staff meeting, it’ll come in handy if you need to take notes. And it’s the same for if you’re writing down the steps for something you’re learning.