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Saved by Delegation
Thanksgiving was a much needed break and now I feel ready to take on the New Year! January and February are the busiest time of year for Professional Organizers. Fortunately, I am prepared this year because of making the decision to hire staff. When your work load outgrows your own ability to perform, delegation is the only way to stay organized and on top of everything.
I'll share with you an embarrassing secret. Last week, I forgot to pick up a package of documents I requested from a client. One appointment ran over, the school called because one of my kids wasn't feeling well, two prospective clients contacted me about our services and the next thing I knew, it was the following day and I had not picked up the documents. This may not seem like a big deal for most business people, but for a PO this is an extremely big deal.
By the time I realized the mistake, my schedule was completely booked. Fortunately, my Assistant Organizer was able to go to the client's office and pick up the documents early the next morning. A simple act of delegation may have saved the image of my company, at least in the eyes of one client.
posted on: 11/24/2007 8:30:00 AM by Shana Prichard
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Shana M. Prichard, MBA owns realign, llc, a professional organizing firm. realign, llc provides small business organizing services including filing system design/implementation, desk and time management and QuickBooks set up and training. realign, llc also provides home-office organizing services to individuals.
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