Over the years, I have tried many tools to attain and maintain a high level of organization.
I remember trying to follow the structure and outline of my Franklin Planner. I’ve also utilized a 1-2-3 system of priority, paper calendars, Google calendar, Outlook, and, of course, endless, handwritten “to do” lists.
So which organizational style is best? The one that works for YOU!
I work in a multigenerational office. It’s Paper vs. the Cloud, Email vs. Making a Phone Call. No one is right all of the time, and no one is always wrong. It’s all about finding the balance that works for you.
Here are some things to consider when finding and loving your organizational style:
- Do you work at a desk most of the time, or are you frequently on the go?
- Is it important for you to have a hard copy of your planning tools, or do you like everything digital?
- Is it necessary for you to share your documents?
- Are you a visual learner?
Everyone’s ideal organizational style is different. For me, it’s a combination of Outlook calendar, a consistent weekly agenda, and a white board the size of the wall in my office.
The important thing to do is to find a sustainable organizational style that meets your needs and is compatible with that of your coworkers and frequent collaborators.
This week, rock your organizational style, and make it the best one ever!