My to do lists have to do lists

Organisation is a skill, some people have it and some don’t, but there are now many options to help you get your ducks in a row and it’s key for those juggling many tasks on a weekly, daily or hourly basis. Its important to embrace being organized, it saves time, improves service and reduces your stress! I’ve listed a couple of options below for you to decide which is right for you, if you are like me, you may need to adjust your style of work in the same way you would your lifestyle but your new found productivity will be testament to a job well done!

The list

Make it work for you. If you are in sales then a shorter list won’t crush your motivation and will keep you focused, ask yourself what 3 calls will I make next that will make me money! If your list needs more detail then a simply A,B,C system for prioritising your task list is a great  option. Be sure to make a key differential between urgent and important!

Technology, apps and software

This can often prove more efficient then your paper-based list, especially for the technologically minded. The best thing is your options with technology. If you prefer Windows, simply word and excel can provide what you need but as can gmail. Click onto the app store and to-do lists are readily available, evernote is my personal choice and works great if your notes are detailed and complex, google keep is the slimmed down, simple version of this.

Courses

As a young man many moons ago I went on a time-management and organisation course (due to being badly organised). This was a classroom full of people who all struggled the same but didn’t want to admit it. Easily the most valuable lesson on organisation I’ve had as a classroom full of people who didn’t think they could manage, bounced ideas off each other and each person could tailor their own approach, not expensive and I for one definitely have seen a return over time.

Three great options to explore but remember, there are 4 main pillars of being organised and productive.

  • Planning
  • Scheduling
  • Coordinating resource
  • Time Management

Find the right option for you to make sure you’re on top of your work today and bring a new dimension to what you do.

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