An organized work life can save you time, increase efficiency, and – when you get your employees to organize as well – save you money in the long term. It can be challenging to carve out time in your day to organize, but everyone can spare one minute before their day begins to prepare for the rest of the workday.
Here’s your quick and simple organizational task:
Take sixty seconds to write out a plan for your day. This plan should include:
- What you want to accomplish for the day. This may be an overarching goal of “I want to get my sales team to sell 300 products today,” or it may be a little more specific.
- The steps you need to take to accomplish that goal.
- Any meetings or pre-scheduled activities to be done during the workday.
- Any other “to do” tasks and incidentals.
Now that you have written out your daily plan see if you can trim it down. Consider the “to dos” and incidentals. Can you delegate those tasks to other people? Should someone else be doing that work instead of you? Also, take a look at your schedule. Is your daily plan realistic or is it something that will take more than one day? Should your team accomplish portions of your plan while you head to meetings?
Answering the above questions allows you to delegate tasks and input the rest of your plan into your schedule so that it can be accomplished.
This is just one of many organizational tactics you can utilize to build an effective company. If you are ready to take your organizational and leadership skills to the next level, contact us today.