Productive Environment Institute Blog
When Is It Time to Hire a Professional Organizer?
As a business owner, you wear many hats. If you are just starting or running the business on your own, you're probably wearing about 20 different hats all at the same time. That's literally a lot of weight on your shoulders. Managing your workload, workspace, and building a business is not a task for the faint-hearted and spending more time working through the clutter than growing your business is not optimal. When you feel like you have hit that wall or aren't there yet but are running towards it full speed ahead, it is time to call in the professional organizers.
What is a Professional Organizer?
Professional organizers aren't just the people who organize your accessories in rainbow order or fold clothing to fit perfectly in small spaces; professional organizers can help business owners straighten out their paperwork, improve upon processes and increase productivity. They become your non-judgemental partners that are happy to help you organize your business. When you succeed, the professional organizers succeed!
When to Make the Call
So how do you know when it's time to call in the professionals? Well, there really isn't a specific time because you can partner with one as soon as you start your business to set it off on the right foot. If you aren't sure if you need to hire an organizer, take a look at the following steps. If you can say yes to even just one, then it's time to make the call.
If you feel overwhelmed by all of the tasks on your plate, a professional organizer can help you with that! They can teach you their proven processes and structured plans to help ease your mind. They will partner with you to create personalized strategies to help you succeed. Business coaching is another component of what a professional organizer can do to help you. A business coach will teach you how to manage your time and tasks more effectively and help you run a better business. If you need help to better manage your time, review our last article; We focused on the top 5 Time Management Strategies for business owners.
Clutter Upon Clutter
Your mind is most likely as cluttered as your desk and inbox. Clutter, the renowned author, and owner of PEI, Barbara Hemphill, likes to say, is nothing more than postponed decisions. As many organizers have their battle-tested strategies, one step in our process is to Clear the Clutter. When you tackle the paperwork or problem, as soon as it comes across your desk, you will reduce your stack and make appropriate and timely decisions.
Mountains of Paperwork
There is paperwork that is meant to be kept and filed, paperwork that you will review daily, and paperwork that can be shredded and discarded. If you have piles of paper and full filing cabinets, it can be hard to discern which you should keep and which you should throw out.
Our processes combined with our Swiftfile system will help you organize all of your paperwork. The SwiftFile™ is a method that helps you handle action items with a tickler file system. This supports your upcoming and urgent tasks with ease and effectiveness.
Partner with PEI
Creating optimized systems and processes will increase your productivity and give you time to focus on building your business. Our firm, PEI, can help you increase your productivity and eliminate the disorganization and overwhelm in 90 days or less. We are ready to help you manage your business and change your life.