One of the great time-management tips is simple and straightforward: a clean desk and organized workspace. Just as an excellent chef cleans the entire kitchen before and after cooking, so should you organize your workspace before you begin working.
Follow these 5 organizing tips to double your productivity in the office:
1. Organize your desktop. Put all your documents away in the appropriate files, both physical and online. Keep your computer desktop clean. If you can’t see your screensaver, there are too many items on your desktop.
2. Focus only on your current task. Deal only with your current task. Try to have only one item in front of you at a time. Many people believe that they work more effectively in a messy work environment, but studies show that when people are forced to clean up their work environment and have only one task in front of them, their productivity doubles or triples.
3. Organize your desk with the proper supplies. Get organized and stay organized. Make sure your office supplies and materials are fully stocked and readily available. You will find that nothing is more destructive to efficiency than having to continually stop working for lack of proper supplies.