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28 Oct

“I want to work in a more structured and organized way, but where do I start?”

Date: 2009-10-28 09:32 Comments: 0

When you are experiencing more chaos in your workday than you are comfortable with and you wish to improve the structure of your day, it is fully understandable if you tremble at the mere thought of the extent of the changes needed.

Perhaps you are hesitant and are even doubtful as to whether it is even possible to change, and you might even fear that your particular situation is a hopeless case.

I am convinced that no circumstances are hopeless and I am equally convinced that you can make significant changes with small means.
Do not try to make all improvements at once, but choose to work on one aspect at a time and you will experience greater success. When the first change is done, move on to the next, etc.

Nice and easy, you will end up more structured and with more time on your hands by taking it one step at a time.

Here are three ideas on different steps to begin with.

22 Oct

Consequence is the key

Date: 2009-10-22 10:16 Comments: 0

When you are arranging your system for documents, to-do-lists, referencematerial and other materials, it is normal to ask yourself how it should be done, for instance, how should I store the documents I might need some day?

Should I put the articles, brochures or whatever it might be in binders or should I use a filing system? Should I do my to-do-lists in Outlook, in my smartphone or on loose pieces of paper?

09 Sep

A handful of common productivity mistakes and how to avoid them

Date: 2009-09-09 23:29 Comments: 0

Many people that I meet in my profession, says “I really would need that!” when they hear me say that I work with making organizations and individuals more structured in their everyday life.

Often, they seem dejected when they say that, almost like they feel that creating a good personal structure is far too hard for them.

As I see it, it is just as easy to create a great structure as it is to keep a defective structure. It is just a matter of habits and simple tools.

Here are nine common mistakes that prevents good personal structure and tips on how to avoid them.

19 Aug

A to-do list? Certainly, but in what format?

Date: 2009-08-19 22:43 Comments: 0

A central part of a well structured, personal work routine setup is a to-do list.

By that, I mean a list that you use over a long period of time, rather than write a new list every morning. A gathered list over all that you have to do, distinctly defined and with tasks that are adequate in size, gives you an easy and quick overview over what tasks you are responsible for.

That makes it possible for you to concentrate on your current task without meanwhile keeping several other tasks in your mind. Besides, it will give you a kick of satisfaction every time you will be able to check off something on your list.

But in what format should you keep the to-do list? Well, that is a matter of taste. Here are six suggestions:

17 Aug

What structure is and what it is good for

Date: 2009-08-17 22:21 Comments: 0

Welcome to the Structure Blog.

I, David Stiernholm, am a ”struktör”, which means that I create good structure and efficient work procedures for organizations and their key people.
But, why structure? What is the point with good structure? Isn’t that a very square, bureaucratic and limiting concept?

As I see it, on the contrary.

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