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How to Create an Efficient Workflow

How to Create an Efficient Workflow

The secret to any office’s efficiency can be boiled down to one word—workflow. Workflow refers to the process your business uses to get work done from start to finish, whether that’s coordinating with clients, getting materials in and out of the building, or even keeping the copier well-stocked at all times. Workflow describes the best way for your employees to get tasks accomplished throughout the day, and when you have an efficient workflow in place, everyone in your office will enjoy greater productivity and stress relief as a result. How do you create an efficient workflow? Read on!

Plan Ahead with Planning Boards

One way to create a workflow is by using planning boards in your office. Planning boards can be as simple as writing out a list of tasks on a whiteboard, such as Ultimate's ModMonthly Planning Board, which offers perpetual planning due to its unique design. These boards are great because they keep you on task and help you avoid missing important events or appointments. They also make it easier to refer back to past weeks if there are needed updates or changes.

Organize the Piles of Clutter on Your Desk

It's time to take your office back! A cluttered desk can lead to lost files, missed deadlines, and unhappy employees. To get your workspace back on track, start by sorting through the papers on your desk. Make sure you discard all the old memos, outdated documents, and anything that doesn't need your attention right now. Now it's time to organize everything left over so it's more manageable.

Use Tools to Find Information Fast

As a business owner, you should look at ways to make your daily life easier and find information faster. Streamlining and organizing your workflow can become possible with tools like these:

AdjustaView™ Desk Reference Organizers

Provides easy access to frequently used information you need every day.

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MagniFile™ Hanging File Folders

Features full-length magnifying lenses that double the size of file titles.

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StationMate™ StepUp File Desktop Organizer

Save time by organizing your projects with the included PocketFile File Folders.

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