Sarah Needleman of CareerJournal suggests the following four tactics to remove workplace clutter, which should increase your performance and job satisfaction:
1) Eliminate Distractions – Set and monitor your personal career goals and if your job duties don’t support them then discuss delegating them or moving out of that role with your manager.
2) Resolve Conflicts – Plan to resolve and eliminate conflicts. Place conflict resolving action items at the top of your to-do list, after breaking these actions down into smaller readily achievable pieces.
3) Eliminate Email Overload – Quickly respond to non-priority emails with an ‘I’ll get back to you ASAP’ email, place them in a follow-up folder and get to them when you can.
4) Spend Less Time with Chatterboxes – Tell workplace ‘talkers’ that you have deadlines to meet (assuming you do) and steer clear of them if possible. Save these conversations for break times if they are unavoidable.
Read the entire article here.
Declutter Your Career and Make Way for Success. [CareerJournal – Sarah Needleman]