New Year, New Habits — Getting Organized in the New Year!

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The five most popular New Year’s resolutions are ‘exercise to get in shape’ (19.7%), ‘diet to lose weight’ (18.3%), ‘save money’ (14.8%), ‘eat healthier in general’ (11.9%), and ‘something for self care’ (5.5%).

Self care is important and a part of that is getting organized for the new year. Though self care is generally used to reference health and wellness, it can also be applied to your business or career. Maintaining healthy work habits, automating and optimizing procedures are vital to success, especially in this new landscape of life with COVID-19. With the majority of corporate teams working remotely and things changing rapidly, project management tools can help maintain productivity and morale.

Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions

Here are 3 top Project Management Tools for Teams (that are user friendly and cost effective):

  1. Asana

  2. Basecamp

  3. Monday

Additional Software worth mentioning for enterprises and large corporations:

Wrike

Top Tools for Personal or Individual Use to Get Organized in the New Year:

  1. Trello Digital to Do List

  2. Smartsheet Personal Digital Gantt Chart

  3. OneNote Your Digital Notebook

  4. Shift All Your Apps and Email in One Place

  


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There is often a myth that getting organized requires so much time that you won’t be productive while getting organized. There’s too much to do to bother getting organized.

But the reality is, looks can be deceiving and although the project might be substantial, you can do it! As the question asks, “How do you eat an elephant?” Answer: “One bit at a time.”

Here are two proven ways to tackle a substantial organizing project.

  1. Hold daily brief sessions with your team. Use the time to discuss challenges and successes your team is experiencing as they work to learn a new system.

  2. Make a day of it. Rather than schedule a one or two hour session to simply review the tool, plan a day full of team bonding experiences and incorporate your new tool.

For more tips and suggestions check out this productivity article. Now that you have the tools, it’s time to get organized — Happy Organizing!

  

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