September 23, 2022

Arrow Senior Living Utilizes Organization to Reduce Stress and Increase Productivity

Category: Senior Living

Author: Derek Lowell, Regional Director of Plant Operations

Being organized can help you feel happier, healthier, and more relaxed, while disorganization can lead to an increased stress level and depression. Clutter leads to heightened stress levels. So, not only is decluttering office spaces and storage rooms a relaxing task, but it can also provide a better understanding of inventory and space requirements. 

When you prioritize organization, you give yourself time to focus on what really matters, like your daily schedule and tasks. This allows you to concentrate on what needs to be completed that day, instead of where you put the tools and materials you need to finish the items on your to-do list. 

Organization creates a calm mind which brings answers to the forefront of a problem. Here at Arrow Senior Living, Plant Operations is focusing on lowering our stress with better organization to create improved productivity.

Some tasks I perform to stay organized are checking storage areas to ensure they are not just a place to hide stuff. I put items away when orders are received, placing them in their proper location. I also complete site visits to help the communities recognize if they have areas getting out of control.

When my physical space is organized it gives me a sense of calm, because everything is in its place and easy to get to. It makes me more productive, as I’m not searching for items to complete a task.

Unorganized storage closets, items not in the proper location, and shelfs not labeled all cause me to feel stressed. Walking into a community and seeing the lobby in disarray and papers all over the front desk are also overwhelming.

No matter what your job or occupation, the time spent managing your workspace and work area will pay off greatly with reduced anxiety and greater yield.

Saint Charles, Missouri-based Arrow Senior Living manages a portfolio of communities that offer varying levels of care, including independent living, assisted living, and memory care. Each and every senior living community supports residents by focusing on dignity, respect, and quality of life. The programs and amenities offered are selected to provide only the highest standard of quality and comfort.

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