Organization problems

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Organized people have systems in place to keep their lives running smoothly. Many adults struggle to maintain order in their personal and professional lives, which takes a toll in lost time and wasted effort.


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Does this sound familiar?

For many of your daily routines, you do pretty well: Your keys go on the hook by the door and your house slippers are by the nightstand. When you used to forget where you left your reading glasses, you smartly bought a few pairs and left them in strategic places. But, there isn’t a clearly defined space and place for everything you need to keep track. Emails are one such area where organization is absent: With so many messages from so many people, you first planned to leave some unread so you wouldn’t forget to circle back to the essential information contained within...which then led to the accumulation of too many unread messages to actually find what you need. Your digital files aren’t in any better shape: Some documents are in Google Drive, some are on your desktop, while others download to the company cloud. And keeping track of your login information for streaming subscriptions, various shopping sites, email accounts, and online bill paying systems really makes you wish you just ignored your nephew’s advice and used one password for them all. 

Organization is critical to effective and efficient executive functioning

Consequences of poor organization

Distress over document-finding and password recall might feel like minor nuisances until you consider some larger -- and more serious -- consequences to disorganization: 

  • Both time and finances are wasted when you’re disorganized; searching for what you need wastes your time (and others’) and it can be cost prohibitive to purchase duplicate items because you cannot locate the ones you already bought
  • Repeat experiences of not being able to locate what you need can create sustained states of stress, anxiety, and frustration which can cause long-term health problems 
  • Your job stability is put at risk as your colleagues and supervisors see you as incapable of managing your work effectively 

How do worksmart coaches help clients with organization problems?

Coaches help to identify and customize tools for you, depending upon your preferences and specific challenges. From making a specific plan to use new strategies and tools to following up with you to increase accountability for the improvements you want to see, our coaches will reflect with you to identify wins, understand roadblocks, and revise plans to help you move towards success. To prioritize getting -- and staying! -- organized, our coaches can support you in:

  • Exploring and identifying effective organizational systems that work for you, personally
  • Evaluating the consequences of disorganization and developing new organizational habits 
  • Determining when you can problem-solve an organizational issue and when you need to call upon support from others to help you manage