In a survey conducted in 2018 by a leading British University, Organisational Skills emerged as the 3rd most important skill sought by employers in the UK?
Organisations skills are amongst the most transferable and valuable in any marketplace. They allow professionals to plan and prioritise their objectives and meet their goals.
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development say that training courses on planning and organising are in high demand, meaning that these skills are now a clear requirement at the sharp edge of any business.
There are 3 main areas of organisational skills that employers seek;
- Physical Organisation
This is as much about having a clear desk and mind, as it is about having a clear, well-structured vision. Well organised professionals are instantly recognisable by their appearance, the way they communicate, how they present their written communication or prepare for a meeting, interview or event.
Project Managers are currently more in demand than ever, but you don’t need to be one to know that being well-organised leads to an increase in productivity.
According to The Guardian Jobs website, ‘How do you manage your time and plan for your day?’ was one of the most-asked questions by interviewers in 2018.
Planning can be as simple as deciding which part of the car to wash first or as complicated and detailed as charting your corporate strategy for the next 4 years.
Unless you have an effective plan in place, a goal might as well be a wish. Every project has a clear timeline. It also requires the anticipation of available resources and regular communication and updates for stakeholders.
Strong organisational skills are needed to build an effective, workable action plan that can be managed and executed on time and on budget. For this, questions need to be asked, such as;
“Does your business have the right personnel in place to think, plan and organise effectively”?
“Do they draw on Business Intelligence, use business data and trends to guide their decision-making, or do they follow their instinct?
“Are they skilled and efficient at problem solving, program management, project management and strategy planning”?
In a well-oiled team, all members work to their strengths and are assigned tasks and stretched accordingly. Smart delegation can save both time and money. A project in the wrong hands can have far-reaching, cost-related consequences.
Well organised people understand, guide and maintain the structure of the wider teams they are a part of.
In order help your people reach their potential, all businesses must deliver on their promises of making professional development accessible across the board. This enables your teams to play their part in keeping the business profitable.