Updated: Sep 9, 2020
Almost everyone complains about the same darn thing, too much work and not enough time. Have you stopped to really look into how many hours you are actually putting in? I mean, how many hours you are actually productive?
Here are some quick tips to get organized at work and accomplish what is important:
Use an app to get you organized at work.
Avoid multitasking. Sounds crazy, but you get less done when you multitask
Stay on top of your inbox.
Make a weekly plan of tasks and projects to be worked on
Make a daily plan of specific activities that will help accomplish the weekly plan.
Take breaks. It is important to maintain your energy throughout the day.
Silence your phone, so you can give your undivided attention to the task in front of you.
Purge your supplies. Yes, you need office supplies, but too many can only hinder your progress and clutter your office.
Put everything in its place. Too much time is wasted searching for things when they are not put in place.
Go paperless. Do you really need to write everything down on a piece of paper? Instead, use your tablet or laptop to take notes
Consolidate the place you go for information
Talk more, stop sending out emails for everything. Get up and walk down the hall and talk to the person 'in-person'. This will allow another break...win-win!