Getting Organized at Work: 24 Lessons for Setting Goals, Establishing Priorities, and Managing Your Time

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2008-06-09
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill
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"Why are you doing what you're doing when you're doing it?"If you can account for one-hundred percent of time spent in the workplace, you're more organized than most people; if not, you need to rethink your day.Getting Organized at Workprovides 24 proven tips, tools, and strategies that will help you analyze your use of time, root out inefficiencies, and change bad habits. Address the practical, realistic challenges inside and you'll soon see measurable differences in your productivity. This constructive, high-speed guide offers all the information you'll need to: Organize and prioritize the elements of your day Develop and use a master list to keep your mind clear and the work flowing Set realistic goals by anticipating unplanned, time-wasting obstacles Plan, schedule, and conduct meetings so you don't waste your-and everyone else's-precious time Convert your telephone and email inboxes from time-wasters into time-saversThese simple tips will help you eliminate confusion and work more efficently. Before you know it, you'll be getting more done in less time, and ending each day more satisfied than you thought possible.Getting Organized at Workis the first step to creating a career-boosting time-management system, the benefits of which you'll enjoy for years to come.

Author Biography

Kenneth Zeigler is a recognized expert on time management, organization, and productivity improvement. He has authored many articles on the subject and is the pioneer of the concept that the problem is not the system people use but rather their organization skill set.

Table of Contents

Organize for success!p. 1
Take control of your dayp. 5
Train othersp. 9
Get projects donep. 13
Think realisticallyp. 17
Plan your workp. 21
Don't procrastinatep. 25
Organize your workp. 29
Add closure dailyp. 33
Use the "veggie principle" dailyp. 37
Plan for powerp. 41
Prioritize requestsp. 45
Give specific directionsp. 49
Find more time for youp. 53
Control your deskp. 57
Manage your deskp. 61
Limit interruptionsp. 65
Manage your e-mailp. 69
Master outgoing e-mailp. 73
Manage incoming callsp. 77
Master outgoing callsp. 81
Delegatep. 85
Plan meetings smartlyp. 89
Run smart meetingsp. 93
Close and executep. 97
The McGraw-Hill Mighty Managers Handbooksp. 105
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