This article about office organization is bound to surprise you! It sure surprised us, and we wrote it!
We all know that an organized office and clutter-free work-space makes you more productive. It’s amazing, however, just how much the things we tolerate add up and reduce our professional capacity. What if we could help you create extra time in your day? What could you do with that extra time in your day? Be prepared to be stunned by how quickly it adds up!
In part one of this 2-part article, we thought we’d take a look at an easy thing you can do right now to organize your office and give yourself a competitive edge in the workplace. And, if you are a business owner, remember these organization gains will be multiplied across your company and net you HOURS of time!
Organize Your Office Desk – A Costly Case Study
Why bother to take the time to organize your desk? Say there is a physical file, or something like a stapler, that you reach for a couple times each day. Let’s also say that you have to swivel around in your chair and move something small aside or reach around your coffee cup in order to get it in your hands. No big deal! After all, it only took you 5sec to reach for it and another 5sec to put it back when you were done. All good!
Or is it? So, 10sec twice a day, that’s 20sec per day and 100sec per week. Over 50wk work-year that’s 5000sec. That’s 83.33min SAVED every year for just ONE thing it takes you 5sec to reach to use. Even something that takes only 3sec to grab and another 3sec to put back will consume nearly an HOUR of time every work-year! Multiply this over 4 objects and you’ll have an extra hour every quarter.
Give it some thought and I bet you can quickly find things that easily that add up to saving 1hr+ each month! Just imagine what you could accomplish in 12 hours! From special project, to a promotion… what YOU do with the extra time is up to you!
Organizing Your Desk Saves Big Time at the Office
Right now, find ONE thing on your desk that you reach for several times every day. Move it closer to you. See if you can reduce the time it takes to grab it and put it back to 1sec each way. BAM! If it initially took you 5sec each way and you cut that back to 1sec you just saved yourself a half hour every year… EVERY TIME you reach for it!
Click to Read Office Organization Part 2. – Where we have a VERY exciting challenge that will have you freeing up all sorts of time!
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