Personal Note from Julie: Identifying & Correcting Inefficiencies in Your Office

Jun 5, 2015 | Productivity

homeofficeIf there’s one thing I’ve learned during the past few weeks, it’s that there’s nothing like a move to exacerbate inefficiencies.

Nothing in my new apartment feels efficient yet. So I’m taking my time in unpacking and organizing it in hopes that it will be by the time I’m done.

Case in point, earlier this week, I set up my new desk and office. However, I didn’t set it up the same way as I had it in Iowa. There were a lot of things that weren’t working in my old office, so I spent some time reevaluating where things “live” and implementing new work flow processes to make tasks and myself more efficient.

While my two-state move has been a big motivator in eliminating inefficiencies, you don’t need to relocate or have a major upheaval in your life to start over. If something isn’t working for you at work or home, look for a solution. Ask others for their suggestions, go online and do some research, or just try approaching it from a different angle. Don’t just put up with inefficiencies that are driving you crazy! It’s not healthy or productive.

This week, we’re helping you address inefficiencies in the office and offering you some tips and advice in our feature article, as well as our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages. Also, please feel free to weigh in with your own efficiency issues and solutions – chances are lots of other admins will benefit from your feedback!

Supporting your administrative success,

Julie

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