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Getting Organized at Work: 24 Lessons for Setting Goals, Establishing Priorities, and Managing Your Time [Hardcover]

Kenneth Zeigler

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Book Description

June 9 2008 Mighty Manager

“Why are you doing what you're doing when you're doing it?”

If you can account for one-hundred percent of time spent in the workplace, you're more organized than most people; if not, you need to rethink your day. Getting Organized at Work provides 24 proven tips, tools, and strategies that will help you analyze your use of time, root out inefficiencies, and change bad habits. Address the practical, realistic challenges inside and you'll soon see measurable differences in your productivity. This constructive, high-speed guide offers all the information you'll need to:

  • Organize and prioritize the elements of your day
  • Develop and use a master list to keep your mind clear and the work flowing
  • Set realistic goals by anticipating unplanned, time-wasting obstacles
  • Plan, schedule, and conduct meetings so you don't waste your-and everyone else's-precious time
  • Convert your telephone and email inboxes from time-wasters into time-savers

These simple tips will help you eliminate confusion and work more efficently. Before you know it, you’ll be getting more done in less time, and ending each day more satisfied than you thought possible.

Getting Organized at Work is the first step to creating a career-boosting time-management system, the benefits of which you’ll enjoy for years to come.


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (June 9 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071591389
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071591386
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 13.5 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 249 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #379,988 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Boost Your Productivity--and Your Career--With a Simple, Smart Time-Management System

Getting Organized at Work helps you move past the clutter to enjoy unprecedented efficiency and productivity. With two-dozen easy-to-implement, time-saving tactics, this practical guide shows how to uncover and eliminate those nonessential activities that bog you down throughout the day, enabling you to accomplish the maximum amount of work in a minimal amount of time.

Getting Organized at Work teaches you how to:

  • Take control of your day
  • Plan your work
  • Organize your day
  • Set realistic goals
  • End the procrastination
  • Prioritize requests
  • Give specific direction
  • Manage your email
  • Master incoming calls
  • Plan meetings wisely
  • Delegate for maximum efficiency
  • Conquer your desk
  • Limit interruptions
  • Add closure to your day
  • Find more time for yourself

About the Author

Kenneth Zeigler is a recognized expert on time management, organization, and productivity improvement. He has authored many articles on the subject and is the pioneer of the concept that the problem is not the system people use but rather their organization skill set.


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2.0 out of 5 stars Not worth the Buy! Dec 12 2008
By L. Runkle - Published on Amazon.com
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For the most part this book is just common senses. Its repution. If you can make your own schedule do not buy this book. That's all it talks about.
4.0 out of 5 stars Where did I put that review? Dec 11 2012
By Cassandra Bailey - Published on Amazon.com
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My educational experience requires this book reading. Being of creative mind, it's always needed balance obtainment by learning how to organize and prioritize.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth reading Jan. 2 2011
By pondperson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
If you want a straightforward book on time management this is for you. (Thankfully there are no long narratives to wade through- instead you're launched immediately into information that you can use.)

The goal is to re-assess how you manage your time and habits, re-assess your environment (is it conducive to good management?), re-assess what you value and compare that with how you spend your time (are they in synch?).

This book contains concrete recommendations that can be put into action right away. Someone who is looking to manage their time better wants something that can be put into action immediately. It covers emails, meetings, socializing, getting the important work done even when there isn't a deadline.

This book is set up with an easy-to-read format and bulleted sections.
I read it once and earmarked passages to return to.

It contains information that managers/supervisors can use.

In comparison to several other books I looked at, this was the one to use.

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