Boost Your Daily Productivity with These Organization Tips

Danielle Newby
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If you’re a business professional, then regardless of what industry you find yourself in, one fact remains: you want to make the most of each day. Unfortunately, disorganization within your work space (whether at home or in the office) might be holding you back. That’s why we’ve put together a list of organization tips that’ll help boost your productivity. 


 

If you’re a business professional, then regardless of what industry you find yourself in, one fact remains: you want to make the most of each day. Unfortunately, disorganization within your work space (whether at home or in the office) might be holding you back. That’s why we’ve put together a list of organization tips that’ll help boost your productivity.

Start Each Day with a List

Taking just five minutes at the start of your day to physically write down a list of goals and tasks to accomplish can make all the difference, setting the pace for a productive day ahead. Be sure to prioritize your goals and tasks as you write them down; this way, if something comes up and you’re not able to complete all of them, at least you’ve tackled the most important ones.

Make Better Use of Your E-Mail Client

Here’s a statistic that might surprise you. According to The Washington Postmost people who work in an office setting “spend 28% of [their] workweeks reading, writing, or responding to e-mail”. If this statistic applies to you, that could add up to hundreds of hours per year. And surely there are better things you could be doing with that time, right? Consider better organizing and simplifying your e-mail by using one of the dozens of free and paid apps that are on the market. For example, the Inky platform allows you to easily prioritize your e-mails so you can know which need an immediate response and which can wait until later.

Find and Use an Organization App

If it’s more than just your inbox that could use a little organization and declutter, there are also all kinds of organization and productivity apps worth checking out for your professional life. For example, if you’re one of many who needs help with prioritizing and tackling tasks throughout your work day, the Things program by Apple could help you. It allows you to digitally prioritize your to-do list and makes your most daunting tasks more manageable by breaking them down into several smaller ones.

Always Keep a Notebook Close By

While today’s world of smartphones and other easily accessible electronic devices makes many tasks easier than ever, there’s often no better tool than the old-fashioned pen and paper. Always keep a notepad readily available, whether it be a full-sized memo pad at your desk or even a pocket notebook for jotting ideas down while you’re on-the-go. You never know when it’ll come in handy. Plus, physically writing down notes and reminders rather than typing them out or even using a voice memo has its own benefits, including increased memory retention.

Organize Your Work Space after Each Shift

One guaranteed way to destroy your motivation and ruin your chances at productivity for the day is to walk into a totally disorganized and cluttered workspace. By simply taking five minutes of your time at the end of the day to straighten up your desk and declutter, you can make sure you get off to the right start the next day. Clear any unneeded papers off your work station, throw out any trash, and make sure you’re set up for success the next day. You’ll thank yourself when you can show up ready to tackle the work day tomorrow.

These are just a few tips that can help boost productivity and improve organization at your workplace, regardless of your industry or your specific position within your company. Know some co-workers who could benefit from these tips? Pass them on for a more organized and productive workplace!