How Organised Are You?
|Do you have more than five items needing attention on your
|Do you make decisions for people who work for you?
|Does your work get interrupted by other people (other than
|Do you "grasshopper" around the urgent tasks, moving to another
before completing the first?
|Do you put off doing jobs you don't like doing?
|Do you leave things right up to the last minute or
|Do you delegate bits of jobs rather than the whole job or
|Do you forget to let other people know when you have delegated
|Do you ever find that work has been duplicated, with two people
thinking they were responsible for it?
|Do you ever find that work has to be done again because people
didn't understand what you wanted?
|Have you ever wished there were more hours in the day?
|Do you often find yourself searching for misplaced items; ie
reports, files, dockets, phone numbers, pens, keys?
|Do you incessantly mull things over in your mind before acting
or putting anything down on paper?
0 Yes': You don't need
training; you should be sharing your experience with us.
1-7 Yes': You sound pretty
organised. So what would you like to improve on?
6-13 Yes': You sound desperate for
help. Commit to managing yourself better, now.
The ideal division of your (and your staff's) time
• Determine optimum periods for vacations, long weekends, days
• Determine optimum periods for training, business trips, visits
• Determine optimum periods for work, project development etc.
• Determine the number of days rest
• Calculate the number of working days for important jobs
• Determine the days for meetings, important appointments, seminars
etc. When everything should be 'under control'.
• Determine the days off
• Calculate the total number of working hours.
• Determine which working days will be important for business.
• Establish the number of working hours
• Calculate the hours spent travelling / commuting
• Determine the number of hours with your family
• Determine the number of hours for yourself
• Determine the work sequence:
- What will you do in your prime time when you are most the
physically and mentally alert and therefore the most productive? It
should be top priority work.
- When will you schedule the routine tasks that don't need much
- Schedule time for planning and thinking.
- Don't forget about lunch breaks and scheduling a different kind
of task in order to revitalise yourself i.e. Training,
merchandising, start a new promotion.