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  • Writer's pictureMichael A Cassar

The Value of Organizational Skills in the Workplace

Company documents, guides, and process manuals – Employees spend around 25% of the workday looking for the things they need to meet their obligations at work. As many as 75% of employees waste an hour each day looking for resources to carry out their work, equating to 260+ hours each year.

Organising communication, planning, and work helps eliminate these inefficiencies allowing employees to be more productive.

Understanding Organisational Skills

Organisation is a soft skill that helps employees manage expectations, deliver timely results, and stay on top of their workflows. For example, if an employee works on four projects over three months, collaborating with a new team member on each project, organizational skills assist with breaking down the expected contributions into a series of manageable tasks.

Being properly organized allows employees to assign deadlines to their tasks, prioritizing important and urgent tasks over others. The employee outlines milestones requiring collaboration and communication, using tools like project management apps and calendars to stay organized.

Understanding and executing organizational skills focus the employee's resources, time, and effort on the tasks that matter. These skills keep all stakeholders on track to meet their shared goals. This approach prevents employees from holding back other team members from progressing toward achieving outcomes.

The Importance of Effective Organisation

Effective organization skills help employees save time and money for the company. There’s less time spent searching for resources because they have them on hand. As a result, productivity increases, and employees can turn those wasted hours into time spent making money for the company.

When employees choose to focus, their skills and attention translate into revenues. Better organizational skills help employees produce better quality work, reducing the chance they overrun a deadline and deliver inferior results.

Organized employees are more reliable, and management can count on them to get things done. This leads to better chances for promotions and recommendations and the chance to build a personal brand as a high performer.

When employees correctly use these skills, they better position themselves to use their full potential at work. When you’re organized to win, you’re better positioned to flex your mental fitness skills. For example, the employee working on a challenging project with many stakeholders must assign tasks and deliver on deadlines.

However, underneath the daily operations, they must handle tasks like managing relationships, working with others, and navigating conflicts. These skills require mental flexibility and fitness to maintain control and establish a sense of professionalism and trust with the team.

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