Good organizational skills can prove beneficial in any area of your life. Organization can increase a person’s general productivity, project management, and can even affect their memory and retention skills. These skills are not acquired overnight – it will take a lot of practice and patience. But with a little guidance and the right tools, anyone can learn how to stop hunting for missing things and become better organized.

 

Course Outline


INTRODUCTION
Course Objectives


MODULE 1
Remove the Clutter
Just Do It
You Don’t Have to Keep Everything
Three Boxes: Keep, Donate, and Trash
A Place for Everything and Everything in its Place
Knowledge Check


MODULE 2
Prioritize
Write It Down
The Urgent/Important Matrix
Divide Tasks
The 80/20 Rule
Knowledge Check


MODULE 3
Scheduling Your Time
Have a Master Calendar
Setting Deadlines
Remove or Limit the Time Wasters
Coping With Things Outside of Your Control
Knowledge Check


MODULE 4
To Do Lists
Use a Day Planner
Finish What You Start
Focus on the Important
Do Quick Tasks Immediately
Knowledge Check


MODULE 5
Paper and Paperless Storage
Find a System that Works for You
Make It Consistent
Make it Time Sensitive
Setting up Archives
Knowledge Check


MODULE 6
Organization in Your Work Area
Keeping Items Within Arm’s Reach
Only Have Current Projects on Your Desk
Arranging Your Drawers
Organize to Match Your Workflow
Knowledge Check


MODULE 7
Tools to Fight Procrastination
Eat That Frog!
Remove Distractions
Give Yourself a Reward
Break Up Large Tasks
Knowledge Check


MODULE 8
Organizing Your Inbox
Setting Delivery Rules
Folder and Message Hierarchy
Deal With Email Right Away
Flag and Highlight Important Items
Knowledge Check


MODULE 9
Avoid the Causes of Disorganization
Keeping Everything
Not Being Consistent
Not Following a Schedule
Bad Habits
Knowledge Check


MODULE 10
Discipline is the Key
Stay Within Your Systems
Learn to Say No
Make Organization a Way of Life
Plan for Tomorrow, Today
Knowledge Check


ASSESSMENT
Post-Test

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