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The business world is fast-paced and to keep up you need to be organized. Having top-notch organizational skills can further your career and make you an invaluable asset to your employer.
Organizational skills will help you keep things straight. They make managing your workload, schedule and your files easy. Being organized can also reduce the clutter on your desk so that you can be more productive in your workspace.
In business, it is risky to be unorganized. Not having the proper organizational skills puts you at danger for losing documents, misplacing valuable client contact information, forgetting about meetings, miscalculating your appointments and suffering from a messy desk.
Organization has a lot to do with your productivity. According to the Skills and Practices in Organizational Management website, it takes good organizational skills to plan your day and prioritize projects. When you are organized, you know which tasks to complete first and can complete them with more efficiency.
Personal and Task Organization
There are different types of organization, according to the Skills and Practices in Organizational Management website. Personal organizing has to do with managing yourself, such as your office and paperwork. There is also task organization, which is where you create an order for your projects.
Time management is another important type of organization and involves the organization of your planner. Time management helps you balance your work and personal lives and daily schedules so that you never miss a beat.
Kyra Sheahan has been a writer for various publications since 2008. Her work has been featured in "The Desert Leaf" and "Kentucky Doc Magazine," covering health and wellness, environmental conservatism and DIY crafts. Sheahan holds an M.B.A. with an emphasis in finance.