Three Office Organization Resolutions You Should Make
As the New Year gets going, you’re probably thinking about the resolutions you made. New Year’s resolutions can help you achieve goals and fuel success – but they’re not all created equal. For example, many people set resolutions that are too hard to achieve or too vague and quickly give up.
I’ve come up with three resolutions you CAN keep to help make this your best year ever. If you’re ready to further your career and be successful at whatever you do, just follow these easy office organization resolutions:
Keep Your Desktop CLEAR All Year
If one of your goals is to be more organized, you can start by cleaning off your workspace. There are several reasons a clear desk might help you succeed in business, including:
• Knowing where all of your supplies and files are makes you more efficient. • All of the free space makes it easy to spread out documents, books, reports, or whatever else you need to get the job done. • A clear desktop, free of clutter, makes it easier to focus on the task at hand. • It keeps sensitive information confidential.
Develop a Paper and Electronics Document Retention Policy
Business owners are often unclear on how long a document (either paper or electronic) should be retained. As a result, they end up never throwing anything out, creating a build-up of records and unnecessary clutter.
A record retention policy categorizes information and lets you know how and where to store it based on federal, state, or other regulatory requirements.
Other benefits include:
• Knowing what you can throw out and when helps reduce costs for physical and electronic storage. • A