To successfully run an organization, entrepreneurs must first keep themselves organized. Prioritizing, planning and organizing are the three skills that take a lot of time to master. Creative entrepreneurs must organize not only the office environments but also every day issues. After-all, how can an entrepreneur manage an organization if he doesn’t stay organized? Our work and recreational activities assume a well-ordered pattern. What we eliminate by following a daily schedule is wastage of time. And in reducing wastage to the very minimum, we fill the day with purposeful activity.
Here is how entrepreneurs can keep themselves organized:
- Draft a schedule:
With a schedule to guide us, we are constantly reminded that even official calls and business talk should be dealt with as much speed as courtesy permits, and we are restrained from digressions and meandering from the basic essentials. When we discipline ourselves rigidly, prepare a schedule, in advance, of all our activities during the whole day, and ration time in proportion to the importance of different spheres of activity- official work, entertainment and recreation, self-improvement, social and committee duties, meals- we find that we can cram much more into a brief span of 24 hours, and enjoy a sense of satisfaction and achievement.
- Virtual Assistant or Personal Assistant :
In this modern era of technology, there is nothing wrong if you hire somebody else to do something productive for you. In other words, hire a virtual assistant or a personal assistant who is well versed with social media maintenance, email communication etiquette, web maintenance and calendar scheduling. As a consequence, you can see yourself more organized.
- A book, a pen and a little effort:
- Organize meetings:
It is important that your employees understand the importance of being regular, diligent and organized. So, organize meetings every day. Keep the agendas simple and straight forward. Delegate tasks and give them deadlines. Much time, and thereby much money, is lost through unpunctuality. Apart from courtesy and good form, surely we should have some respect for our time.
- SWOT Analysis:
Analyze your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Act wisely.
All the world’s greatest people attribute their ability to measure up to their responsibilities to their choice of suitable form of introspection and self-analysis.