Staying organised in the workspace is an important part of being a productive, professional and successful employee. When you are organised you use your time more wisely, meaning your feel less stressed and overwhelmed at work. This can lead to be benefits like promotions and climbing the corporate ladder.
Being organised comes easily for some people. For many others, particularly visual-spatial learners, it’s not such a simple task.
There are multitudes of computer programs, smart-phone apps, and digital calendars available which all claim to increase organisation. The visual-spatial learners in your team will need an organisational aid that’s visible at all times. This is where a Vista whiteboard will help you plan, monitor and complete important work tasks and appointments.
The installation of a dedicated white board in your workspace is the ideal organisational aid for those who prefer a handwritten shipping list. It will allow you to view work-related tasks, meetings, and deadlines at a glance without relying on digital technology.
Here are three steps to take to ensure your new whiteboard works successfully as an effective organisational tool.
1. Choose the Right Size
Whiteboards come in a huge range of sizes. To be effective as an organisational aid, your whiteboard will need to be large enough to comfortably fit all the information you need. Opt for one that’s as large as your working space will allow.
If your workspace doesn’t include a wall or partition that you can mount your whiteboard on, then you can use a mobile whiteboard with its own frame instead.
If you’re planning to use a mobile whiteboard, check with your employer first to make sure it’s allowed. Ensure you have a location that isn’t a hazard for others or movement in your workspace.
2. Customise Your Whiteboard
No matter what size your new whiteboard is, it will function best as an organisational aid if it’s customised to suit your unique needs.
You can do this yourself by using magnetic strips, numbers, and letters to create separate areas for different tasks and reminders.
You can also order a printed whiteboard which includes all the required areas and also looks highly professional.
The different areas you might include when customising your whiteboard will depend largely on your industry and your role. Common inclusions are a weekly or monthly planner, a to-do list, and an area for jotting down notes and ideas.
3. Don’t Forget To Use It
The key to making your whiteboard work effectively and increase your organisational skills at work is to make sure you use it religiously. Enter new information on it immediately, or as soon as possible, to make sure that important items aren’t neglected. This may require a concerted and conscious effort to begin with but will become second nature over time.
It’s also a good idea to develop the habit of updating your whiteboard at the end of each day. This way you can begin the next day with a clear focus on what you have planned and the tasks that need to be done.
Vista Visuals manufactures a wide variety of high-quality whiteboards that exceed Australian industry standards. Custom printed whiteboards are available to your exact specifications.
Also consider accessories like a magnetic planner kit or liner tape to customise your board yourself.
For more information about how a whiteboard can help make you a more organised and productive worker please contact us. We can guide you through our products and help you to decide which ones are best for your workspace organised.