Success in the workplace depends, to a large degree, on your organisation and time management skills. There are only so many hours in the day, but making the most of your work schedule and staying on top of tasks will, ultimately, result in greater productivity. Here are some tips on how this can be achieved.
Identifying tasks and prioritising them accordingly is essential to an organised schedule. Every morning, write a check list of activities and responsibilities to be carried out that day, determining the most urgent ones and completing them first.
Use online tools and apps to manage your time efficiently and stay more organised. Amongst many other features, they allow you to keep track of deadlines and send reminders for meetings.
Informing others on the organisation and planning of projects is essential. Communication with other team members means that everyone is updated and can work together in an organised fashion.
As well as scheduling working days as they come, it is crucial to think ahead so that things aren’t left to the last minute. For example, is there someone to man the phones whilst you or your secretary is away on holiday? This is often overlooked, but studies show that there is nothing more off-putting to a potential customer than an unanswered phone. Planning and organising phone cover for holidays is essential for any organised business.