How many business improvements can you make that not only improve your company but your quality of life, too?
When you organize a business, you’re reaping a ton of personal and professional advantages. Being more organized can help your business in that it’s more streamlined, focused, and tidy, preparing you for any moment. But being organized also contributes to better sleep, a boost in happiness, and even a lower risk of heart attacks.
So, tidiness is a win-win. It’s clear!
How can you go about organizing a business? What steps should you take first in this seemingly overwhelming process?
We cover some quick but effective steps below.
1. Start Digital: Clean up Your Desktop
Do you have thousands of unread emails and a discombobulated home screen? It’s time for a digital tune-up.
Start by creating folders, such as “Projects,” “Onboarding Materials,” “Internet Downloads,” and so on. Place your documents within these folders, and perhaps even create subfolders that organize it further. If you have a lot of temporary data coming at you consistently, creating a “Temporary” folder, too.
This process allows you to find everything quicker, meaning you can respond to emails, manage projects, and scroll through images at a faster pace.
2. Move on to Physical: Tidy up Your Belongings
Cleaning up your physical belongings is one of the most eye-pleasing things you can do to your office or workspace.
After you’ve cleaned up your desktop, move on to your desk. Hide cords, utilize file organizers, and so on. Make it navigable and open, only placing objects on your desk if they’re getting regularly used—and keep other things within reach by having drawers or file cabinets.
For larger items that don’t yet have a place (think: extra furniture), your business might consider getting a freight container. Several industries, from churches to IT companies and everything between, can benefit from these. Try to find them locally for more convenience (and fewer costs).
3. Finish With Mental: Make (and Follow) a To-Do List
How can you organize all the tasks going on in your brain? By putting them down on paper—or typing them into your to-do list software program.
Like organizing your desktop into folders and subfolders, organize your priorities into low priority and high priority. You can make a monthly to-do list and whittle it down to weekly and then daily.
Once your thoughts are on paper, tackle them one at a time, starting with the most important chores first.
Organize a Business—Your Business—Today
When you tidy up your area and remove clutter, you’re paving the way to a more successful company and a more productive you. Being organized gives you structure, which is a space that many people thrive in. This point is especially true for business owners.
Once you organize a business, what else can you do to improve?
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