Are you tired of shuffling the piles and never working on the big stuff? Ever feel like you’re not even sure how to do the big stuff and if you do, you certainly don’t have the time to do it? If so, we can help! Our mission is to improve workplace efficiency through organization, productivity, and Microsoft solutions for individuals and entire organizations. In short, whenever you find yourself thinking, “There has to be a better way…”, call us! Through consulting, training, or speaking, we’ll help you find it!
Do not confuse motion and progress. The rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress.
– Alfred A. Montapert
“The only thing worse than training your employees and having them leave, is not training them and having them stay.” Zig Ziglar
We offer several options for investing in your staff and organization. All of our topics focus on workplace efficiency through organization, productivity and Microsoft skills and solutions. To view our Content Catalog, click here.
Express Trainings: One hour. One topic. Lots of A-ha!s Join me live or online each month for one hour as I share one specific strategy or tool that you can learn and implement immediately! For more information or to see the current Express Training schedule, click here.
A Better Way to Series: Since I started Organization Solutions, LLC, there has been a phrase I repeatedly hear: “Janet, there has to be a better way.” As a result, I have created and packaged the most requested topics into workshops that can be delivered individually or as a series.
- A Better Way To…Organize Your Work
- A Better Way To…Manage Your Day
- A Better Way To…Use Excel
- A Better Way To…Use Outlook
Traditional Training: Whether delivered on-site or virtually, for one hour or a half-day, I am happy to help you grow the skills of your staff. From the fundamentals through advanced topics, I have something for everyone. For more information or to schedule a workshop for your organization, contact us. I am happy to work with you to tailor a program that will meet your organization’s needs.
eLearning: On-demand training is available at ABetterWayTo.co. Read more about this cost-effective solution in our eLearning section.
Out of a growing response to my solutions and workshops, my content is now available for you to watch on your schedule, at your pace, and in your pajamas if you want! Here are the details:
- Our sister site, ABetterWayTo.co, houses our collection of sessions on organization, productivity and Microsoft. To view the Content Catalog, click here.
- Each session is one hour (ish) and just $29.
- Once you’ve purchased the session, it is yours to watch as often as you need
- Group / Subscription based pricing is available. We call it our Let’s Grow Together program. We partner with you to grow your skills and the skills of your staff. Subscription includes one year of access to our eLearning sessions and registration to our monthly Express Training sessions. Click here for more information or to get started!
I would love to share my passion for workplace efficiency with your group! These sessions are a great addition to your luncheons, chapter meetings, or conference break-out sessions. Below are a few popular sessions with many more available. If you’d like to chat and find the session that is right for your group, contact us.
Doing What Matters Most: Over the course of any given day, there seems to be an endless barrage of incoming items: emails, phone calls, paper, meetings, and so on. If you’re like many, you end the day feeling like you didn’t even get to do what was important. In this session, we’ll discuss a few simple strategies to help you manage the work, take back some control of your day, and have more time for what matters most.
Microsoft Office Efficiencies aka “What Janet wishes every client knew” You know the program, Excel, Word, Outlook. You probably use them daily, never having a chance to explore the features that could make your life easier. In this session, Janet will unlock some of the hidden tips, tools, and techniques. There’s sure to be an A-ha! for everyone.
Foundation of Organization: Does workplace organization seem as elusive and unachievable as tracking Sasquatch? Some say it exists, but you’re not convinced. With over two decades of experience working with government entities, small and large businesses, and the non-profit community, Janet will share the foundational principles she uses to help her clients get – and stay – organized, resulting in increased productivity and improved efficiency! The format of this session will be conversation/dialog so come prepared to share your frustrations and successes with workplace organization.
Below is a general listing of what our consulting services can include. Because no two situations are the same, feel free to contact us to discuss your unique needs and see if we can help.
Microsoft Solutions: I fully believe in Occam’s razor: the simplest solution is often the best solution. Instead of installing expensive, complicated systems, together we can often find a better way by simply using the tools you already own and know such as Microsoft programs to solve workflow issues. Sometimes the solution is a custom designed tool and other times it may just be providing a little training to get the most out of your existing tools.
Shared Server Organization: One of the most frequently requested projects is to help organize electronic files. As a result, I have designed a simple, repeatable approach to help any organization spend less time looking for information, remove redundancy, and increase collaboration while helping everyone adjust to the new environment.
One-on-One Coaching: Pulling from decades of past experiences and best practices, I work with individuals to find what works for that unique person so that he/she can be as organized and productive as desired in his/her unique setting. This is coaching in its traditional sense: making a game plan, practicing the skills, executing, and refining as needed for ultimate success.
Facilitation Services: Simply put, this is getting everyone in the room, asking questions, solving problems, and making progress together. Even if the subject matter is not my forte, I have a way of pulling out all the ideas, helping the group prioritize, and then delivering an action plan while leaving everyone in the room “whole”. As desired, I can even help monitor execution of the action plan to ensure progress.
Organization Services: It is not uncommon for an organization to not just have a few junk drawers but entire “junk rooms”. You know the room, basement, or mezzanine, where files and equipment go to die. I firmly believe that if it is worth keeping, then it is worth knowing how to find quickly. And I am not afraid of entering these out-of-control places to create an easy way for you to find it when you need it.
Processes & Procedures: My typical client reaches out because they are already successful, but their processes haven’t grown with their success. As they find their organizations growing and evolving, they recognize the need to develop processes and procedures that can be provided to and repeated by current staff, future employees, or even future owners. I will learn the workflow and create any necessary forms, templates, checklists, action plans, process flows, and/or procedures to help document and standardize business processes. I tell my clients that I’ll write these tools in a manner so that even I had to step in and do the work, I could.
In 20 years of training and consulting, I have observed time and time again that sometimes, it’s not so much about more training as it is about having someone to think with. Often times the solution the client or workshop attendee needs is realized as a result of a conversation and deeper dive into their specific topic. So, to provide an opportunity for going deeper and having more focused conversations, we will be offering “Growth Groups”. Consider them the intersection of consulting and training, where past experience and best practices can be tapped into for a fraction of the cost and a fraction of the time of typical consulting and training.
Growth Group: Organization & Productivity
Who: This group is designed for the professional who juggles a lot of responsibilities and wants to make sure he/she never lets a ball drop. The ideal attendee would also prefer to not “keep it all in their head” so they can be fully present in their interactions with others and sleep better at night, not worrying about their list!
What: Our conversations will focus on habits that maybe you should start/stop in order to move closer to that work/life balance you desire. We’ll address any questions you bring to the group and if we get those wrapped up neatly with time left, Janet will be prepared to share a tip or two to consider.
When: 4th Mondays*, September-May, 2:00pm – 3:15pm (75 minutes)
September 27, October 25, November 22, December 20* (due to the holidays, date has been adjusted), January 24, February 28, March 28, April 25, May 23
Where: Virtual group
Why: Because you don’t need to attend another session or read another book on organization and time management, you need to be heard! You need to share your real-life story and get some pointers from someone who has “been there, done that”.
Facilitator: Janet Jackson
Cost: $35.00 / session (or $300 for 10 sessions, can be used for either group)
For those who have completed the following workshops, either virtually or in-person, contact Janet for a discount code to get 50% off!
– A Better Way to Organize Your Workspace
– A Better Way to Manage Your Workday
– The GO System
Other details: Limited to 10 participants / session
Growth Group: Leadership
Who: This group is designed for the business owner or department/division leader who genuinely desires to become the best version of themselves, for their benefit and for the benefit of those they lead.
What: Through peer-to-peer conversations, we’ll strive to solve problems, learn from others, and hold each other accountable to growing. Beyond conversation, these sessions will offer best practices through experiences and education, honest feedback, and self-reflection. As a result, we’ll develop a community of connection that provides practical, tangible strategies and propels each other towards personal success.
When: 1st Wednesdays, September*-May, 8:30am – 9:45am (75 minutes)
October 6, November 3, December 1, January 5, February 2, March 2, April 6, May 4
* first group of 2021 will be in October
Where: Montgomery County Business Solutions Center, 1435 Cincinnati St, Ste 300
Why: To help move you from where you are to where you want to be.
Facilitator: Melissa Cutcher
Cost: $35.00 / group (or $300 for 10 groups, can be used for either group)
First time attendees attend their first session free! Contact Janet or Melissa for the discount code to use at check-out.
Other details: Limited to 10 participants / session
Janet Jackson, Owner
Janet is passionate about three things: her faith, her family, and helping others find time for what they are passionate about. She started Organization Solutions in 2001, to help others spend less time doing things they don’t love so that they can spend more time on the things that matter.
Prior to starting Organization Solutions, Janet spent six years with Honda of America Manufacturing where she served as the Purchasing Lead on a corporate-wide implementation, ensuring business processes and system processes were efficient and effective. She left Honda in 2000, so that she could have more time for her biggest priority, being a mom.
Janet attended Taylor University in Upland, Indiana, where she double majored in Business Administration and Psychology. She graduated with honors in 1993. While at Taylor, she continued to grow her desire and ability to serve as a leader, which was cultivated initially by her ten-year involvement with Indiana 4-H.
With Indiana roots, Janet and family are currently planted in Ohio. She travels regionally and nationally to bring increased workplace efficiency to businesses and individuals through organization, productivity and Microsoft solutions. If you would like to bring Janet to your organization, contact us.