By the end of this lesson, you should be able to:
- Recognize why it's important to remain organized
- Identify ways to become more organized in the workplace
Why it's important to organize your workspace
There are several benefits to organizing your workspace.
- Improved time management.
Taking the time to get organized can save you time in the long run. Constantly working around clutter can seriously impede your productivity. Great time managers set up and organize their workspaces to cut down on the amount of time necessary for each task.
- Quickly locate important items.
Has your boss ever asked you for an important document that you were unable to locate? Organizing your workspace will spare you embarrassment and frustration.
- Remember important tasks.
The common phrase "out of sight, out of mind" is largely true. Visual cues can help you remember and prioritize important tasks. For example, a clean and orderly desk can help you deal with one task at a time.
- Maintain a professional appearance.
Your dress, demeanor, and workspace are a representation of you and your employer. Minimal clutter conveys professionalism.
- Focus on workplace goals.
An orderly workspace can help you fine-tune and accomplish your daily goals, thereby helping you achieve your long-term professional goals.