Food Service & Nutrition - Winter 2018 - 20
What Are Organizational
Skills Within The
* Planning allows you to look ahead and helps you to focus
your ideas and decide on steps you need to take to achieve
your goals. Failure to do so may result in lost paperwork,
valuable time lost searching for misplaced information
and your workload piling up.
* Slower work days are days of opportunity to get ahead.
There may be days that require you to focus more of your
time in certain areas. When time is slow, plan by preparing work ahead of time. This will also help to reduce your
* Manage your time well with meetings and appointments
with effective communication within your department.
* Create your own deadlines by setting goals. Make a schedule
and challenge yourself. When you accomplish your goals,
think of something with which to reward yourself.
* Know your capabilities and delegate if you feel you need
help. It is okay to ask a co-worker to assist you; it is called
teamwork. This also gives you and others the ability to
work together towards a common goal.
By Christine Morash
ur society is forever changing and evolving and to keep
up we must go with the flow. Sometimes this may cause
a person to feel overwhelmed, discouraged and unable
to cope with expectations. Life is about goals, so how do we
organize our daily life so we can reach our ultimate goals easier
One answer to this question is "organizational skills,"
which refers to the ability to use your time, energy and
resources in an effective way to achieve the things you
want to achieve. Self-discipline and organizational skills
are crucial to success in any profession.
Companies need workers who can be organized and focus
on projects efficiently. Key organizational skills that employers may want to see are: strong communication, teamwork,
initiative, problem solving, flexibility, computer and possibly
How do we achieve organizational skills in the workplace
that are beneficial to both the company and yourself? The
following are some ideas and how to implement them.
Time management is essentially the ability to plan and
organize your tasks efficiently and effectively.
Efficiently organizing tasks in order of importance is the
definition of prioritizing.
* Your job may take on different levels of priorities from
day to day. Arrange your work in a logical order with a
"To do list."
* Establish priorities differentiating between URGENT,
IMPORTANT and UNIMPORTANT tasks. This will help to
alleviate where to start first and address what is most
important in a timely matter.
Multitasking allows you to perform more than one task
at a time. Though it's not generally recommended, if it is
unavoidable, dissect your goals even further.
* Set aside the more intense or complex projects for your
full focus later.
* Choose to conquer the smaller or more familiar tasks to
eliminate loose ends. This will help you with the ability to look at a "mole hill" rather than a "mountain"
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