Welcome to www.OnlineOrganizing.com -- A World Of Organizing Solutions Your Order Your Shopping Cart About Us Contact Us Site Map
Do You Need Help Getting Organized?Shop For Organizing And Business Development ProductsProfessional Organizing ServicesFind A Seminar, Workshop, Or Keynote SpeakerRead Our Two Free Monthly NewslettersFree Organizing Tips And AdviceResources For Professional OrganizersLearn How To Become A Professional OrganizerUseful Organizing Website LinksUseful Organizing Website Links

Search for:


You Are Here: Home - Blogs

NEW! - Keywords For This Page:   Office - Filing - Paper - Technology - Office Supplies - Project Management

Blog: Technology As An Organizing Tool
The Answers to Your Office Organization Challenges - Online!

Have you tried different systems to organize your office? Maybe at first they've seemed like the perfect solution, but after a while you realize they just don't work for you. You know you need help, but there's no room in your schedule or your budget to bring in a professional organizer, so you just muddle through, hoping you don't miss any important deadlines. Pretty stressful, isn't it?

Stress no more - I may have found the help you need! I recently discovered Smead Organomics, a fabulous website that helps you create customized organizing solutions to the problems you're facing that are based on your individual workstyle. As I teach in my workshops, a solution that's effective for someone else won't necessarily work well for you!
I decided to try out the interactive questionnaire, not expecting to find it terribly helpful since I am essentially an organized person, but just to see how it worked. I began by selecting, from a list of 18, the work activities that are causing me problems. No one's perfect, after all! Next, from a list of five work styles, I chose the one I felt described me best. I then identified the problem I wanted to begin with.
At first, I was disappointed with the results, because the suggested solution was something I'd already tried that just didn't work well for me. Then a little bell went off in my head - maybe I'm not "task oriented" as I originally thought, but "visually oriented" - certainly many of my current systems fit that description, such as my colour-coded filing system, and the desktop container which holds all my current project files vertically. I simply clicked on "choose a different workstyle" and was presented with three brand new suggestions - systems that closely match the way I think and work!
Rather than just recommending products, as you might anticipate on a supplier's website, My Organomics walks you step-by-step through the process of implementing your new systems, even offering the option of emailing, printing, or saving the information as a PDF. You can even include a list of the products you need to buy from your local supplier after using the handy "Where to Buy" tool.
One aspect I really appreciate about this website is that although you can sign up for either or both of their two mailing lists, it's not a requirement in order to access the site's resources, which also include articles, tips, and calculators to help you determine how much disorganization is costing your business.

posted on: 8/28/2008 8:30:00 AM by Janet Barclay
category: Business

Technology As An Organizing Tool: < Previous Post - Next Post >
Blog Central: < Previous Post - Next Post >

Discuss This Post

There are no comments.

Add a comment about this post:
(Note: To reduce blogspam, HTML tags are not permitted in blog comments and will be removed)
Please Enter The Following Code:
In order to cut down on SPAM, we ask that you enter the code exactly as shown in image below. If you can't read the code, simply select "Load New Code" and a different graphic will appear. Cookies must be enabled on your web browser.
Code Image - Please contact webmaster if you have problems seeing this image code Load New Code
Powered by Web Wiz CAPTCHA version 2.01
Copyright ©2005-2006 Web Wiz


Technology As An Organizing Tool

by Janet Barclay

View This Blog

   Subscribe To This Blog

About Janet:

Janet Barclay is a Master Virtual Assistant and the founder of Organized Assistant. Specializing in supporting entrepreneurs in the Organizing and Career Services industries, Organized Assistant provides top-notch Internet marketing services to business owners of all shapes and sizes.

Janet's Website:


Janet's Products:

Connect with Janet

  • Follow me on Twitter
  • Connect on LinkedIn
  • Facebook Fan Page

Janet's Other Websites

  • Organized Articles
  • Organized Marketplace
  • Organized Assistant

Janet's Other Blogs

  • From the Desk of Janet Barclay
  • Your Organizing Business

Add this page to your Bookmarks!

E-mail this page to a friend!

www.OnlineOrganizing.com is a service mark of Bradford, LLC.
Content on this site is © Bradford, LLC, All rights reserved.

If you notice any problems with this site, please contact our webmaster.
And if you don't see what you need you are welcome to "ask the organizer" any question!

To see what people are saying about www.OnlineOrganizing.com, check out our visitor comments.

Click here to view our privacy policy.

Calendar Of Organizing Holidays And Events Blog Central Sign Up For Our Free Online Newsletters Join The Conversation At Our Organizing Discussion Board Advertise Your Company On Our Website Be An Affiliate Of www.OnlineOrganizing.com
Check Us Out On FaceBook