Organizational Skills

Developing good Organizational Skill is an investment that will provide benefits for years. To be successful means to be organized. These skills will filter through all aspects of your participants professional and personal lives. Throughout this workshop your participants will be given the tools necessary in developing better Organizational Skills.

Through Organizational Skills your participants will encounter improved productivity, better management, and an overall increase in professional growth. Every day people waste numerous amounts of time looking for items. So stop looking for those important items, and start knowing where they are by getting organized.

At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Examine current habits and routines that are not organized
  • Learn to prioritize your time schedule and daily tasks
  • Determine ways of storing information and supplies
  • Learn to organize personal and workspace
  • Learn to resist procrastination
  • Make plans to stay organized in the future

Course Outline:

Module One: Getting Started

Housekeeping Items

The Parking Lot

Workshop Objectives

Action Plans and Evaluations

Module Two: Remove the Clutter

Just Do It

You Don’t Have to Keep Everything

Three Boxes: Keep, Donate, and Trash

A Place For Everything And Everything In Its Place

Case Study

Module Two: Review Questions

Module Three: Prioritize

Write It Down

Urgent/Important Matrix

Divide Tasks

80/20 Rule

Case Study

Module Three: Review Questions

Module Four: Scheduling Your Time

Have a Master Calendar

Setting Deadlines

Remove or Limit the Time Wasters

Coping With Things Outside of Our Control

Case Study

Module Four: Review Questions

Module Five: To Do Lists

Use a Day Planner

Finish What You Start

Focus on the Important

Do Quick Tasks Immediately

Case Study

Module Four: Review Questions

Module Six: Paper and Paperless Storage

Find a System that Works for You

Make it Consistent

Make it Time Sensitive

Setting up Archives

Case Study

Module Six: Review Questions

Module Seven: Organization Your Work Area

Keeping Items Within Arm’s Reach

Only Have Current Projects on Your Desk

Arranging Your Drawers

Organize to Match Your Workflow

Case Study

Module Seven: Review Questions

Module Eight: Tools to Fight Procrastination

Eat That Frog!

Remove Distractions

Give Yourself a Reward

Break Up Large Tasks

Case Study

Module Eight: Review Questions

Module Nine: Organizing your Inbox

Setting up Delivery Rules

Folder and Message Hierarchy

Deal with Email Right Away

Flag and Highlight Important Items

Case Study

Module Nine: Review Questions

Module Ten: Avoid the Causes of Disorganization

Keeping Everything

Not Being Consistent

Not Following a Schedule

Bad Habits

Case Study

Module Ten: Review Questions

Module Eleven: Discipline is the Key to Stay Organized

Stay Within Your Systems

Learn to Say No

Have Organization Be Part of Your Life

Plan for Tomorrow, Today

Case Study

Module Eleven: Review Questions

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

Words from the Wise

Review of Parking Lot

Lessons Learned

Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations