Organize or Agonize
Studies have shown that disorganization not only impacts our personal productivity but also adds additional stress to our already stressful lives. Experiencing continuous high levels of stress have a negative impact on our health, business and personal enjoyment.
How do we know if we’re disorganized? First, let’s look at our daily work area (our desk at the office, our desk at home, our closets, our garage … well, you get the idea. Do we see piles of stuff sitting around on flat surfaces, notes tacked around computer screens (on our foreheads!), maps on our dashboard, etc?
Don’t stop yet, open up your computer and look at your file directories and e-mail files. Are they organized or are they just another form of a pile -- electronic piles versus paper? At this point, you probably have a pretty good idea of whether you have just identified yourself or someone you know as someone who needs help taming these unwanted piles and over bearing mind traffic.
Piles normally exist because of two barriers: FEAR FACTOR – We’re afraid to put the item away because we’ll forget to perform the task … or we won’t be able to find it when we’re ready to work on it. And, second, we don’t have a “home” in which to store the item(s).
As an experienced Lean Time Management/Organization skills coach for the past 20 years,
I’ve had the opportunity to observe many disorganized behaviors. As a result, I’ve successfully helped over 3,000 professionals “tame” or eliminate these burdensome and stressful habits.
Piles cause a person to spend at least 1-½ hours per day trying to find things – the result is equal to 300 hours of lost productivity annually … and that’s this year, next year, the year after.
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Have you ever watched people spend several days attending a workshop and come out emotionally all pumped up with that's the way I want to work and live my life, but on Monday morning they revert back to their old habits.