Creating a Healthy Work Space: Part 5 – Organisation and Tasking
Keeping a workstation tidy can help to give the impression of a larger space. Also, a tidy mind usually denotes an organised person and is indicative of a person’s level of self-esteem. If there is chaos around you then there is chaos within you. In addition, it shows you have a willingness to claim ownership of that space and are capable of taking on responsibility. This is something bosses like to see in their employees, and the way you keep your workstation is in effect another form of communicating who you are with your bosses and colleagues too.
It is also easier to work in a tidy space and for others to work there who may be covering for you or sharing tasks with you. And if anything should happen and you cannot be at your job particularly at a crucial time, then a tidy workspace means an easier handover for someone else to come in and do the work.
Arranging files and books neatly creates a sense of order and this tidiness gives the world the right impression of you as a person and as an employee. By giving people the impression that you are on top of your job and can easily take on more responsibility, you are telling others that you are the better candidate for promotion.
Try to start the day by doing the difficult tasks first and leave the easier ones to later when you are starting to tire. You can also divide work into urgent, important, or urgent and important so that you know which tasks should be done first so that the pressure is reduced as your day progresses. And then always try to finish your day on a positive note.
Next week read the next part of my blog, Part 6 – Light and Air