Happy 2022! The start of a new year is the time where we get to hit the restart button on our work/life balance. Not just a resolution but offering a new start with a clean slate!
The last two years have taught us many things including that the systems that help us stay organized and productive, regardless of where our actual workspace is, are critical. Some of us began to go back to our office buildings, some of us are continuing to work remotely, and some of us have decided the time is right to branch out on our own. Wherever you are at this time of your life, this is the perfect time of year to review what is working and what isn’t working for you regarding your organizing systems.
Barbara Hemphill, founder of Productive Environment Institute is famous for saying, “Clutter is postponed decisions®” and if you need evidence of this look at your desk right now.
The easiest system to create is the area where you spend your time working. We tend to pile papers all over our work surface and then we waste hours of our time searching for a specific piece of paper. One of the reasons we do this is that we often do not know how to make a decision regarding what we should do with all of the paper that comes into our office (note: this is applicable for email and digital files as well.)
Our Sorted Out productivity specialists will work with you to teach you a 6-element system for organizing your office called The Magic 6™. This is a basic formula that you can adapt to your individual needs and preferences: