Organization is one half of the ingredients of our expertise. Knowing the underlying principles of organization are tantamount to running any business enterprise efficiently (with as little waste of time or resources). These principles start from the banal (how to manage emails) and spill into the more complex (systems running customer service, management, project management, accounting, and even HR).
Whether you’re implementing a Just-In-Time company process, utilizing lean methodologies, improving operations with Six Sigma, or any of the others, if the root (the people) of the company is not organized, it’s all for naught. If the people who create the systems are disorganized, everything that comes from them will be ultimately be disorganized. Further, keeping good people in a disorganized system is not only difficult but it is wasteful of time, energy, and motivation. Our core understanding of organization is centered around the methodology of Getting Things Done (GTD) and it expands outward from there. Using GTD since it was first created on a personal level and many, many businesses later, we have the battle-tested experience to implement this in (or create) organizations with this as the entire backbone of a company. The principles of GTD can be used for far more than just personal organization; if GTD can make a CEO more productive personally, then imagine an organization that has the principles of GTD as its backbone. If the systems are productive the people are productive and the organization is productive. These principles start from the banal (how to manage emails) and spill into the more complex (systems running customer service, management, project management, accounting, and even HR).