Organization in a small business doesn’t always come easy. After all, a new company often makes for a hectic, messy, disoriented environment. But if you put a little time into being better organized as a company, you’ll surely reap the benefits. You’ll be amazed at how much more smoothly the gears will turn. Here’s our take on how to be organized as an entrepreneur:
You can’t do everything all at once, all on your own. It’s important to delegate to your employees and give them tasks. Here’s where the organization comes in: be sure you know exactly what everyone is doing, and who is responsible for what. Be clear on what everyone’s responsibilities are. Be clear on who is handling which projects. That way, you know exactly who to go to if you need to discuss a particular initiative or purchase or anything else. This level of organization starts at the hiring process. Make sure everyone’s job description is clear and specific to them.
Oftentimes, a project or initiative is so big that it seems to encompass a lot of employees. To make sure everyone knows where the boundaries are, and where their responsibilities begin and end, make sure you’re forming teams. Let a group of people that they are the ones working on this, and they are the ones they should look to for help and teamwork. That way, no one will infringe on someone else’s job, and no one will have his task stolen by someone else.
In this fast-paced age of technology, who has time for file systems and loose papers? That can easily make for a messy desk and a crowded office filled with documents. Use an electronic system of organization that the whole company has access to. Make sure all documents are marked in clear electronic folders, and that each new project or initiative has its own clearly marked, designated area. Using apps like Google Drive can also help make this process smoother.
Do Spring Cleaning
But don’t just do it in the spring. Every month, or every quarter – whatever makes sense to you and your company – sit down and evaluate your organizational system. Delete documents that will no longer be used and will never be looked at again. Print out things that need to be printed and place them in a designated spot in your office. Go through the things on your desk and toss out or shred what you don’t need anymore. Keep things neat and tight, and do your best to make sure it stays that way.
Organization in your company should extend to all parts of your office. The refrigerator should never be allowed to become a mess. The printer should never be allowed to be stacked with various papers that no one knows who printed. Desks should never be in disarray. That cleanliness and organization will extend to all parts of office life.
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