Planning & Organisation

Industry Skill

The ability to identify tasks; prioritise the execution based on how and when for the short term and long term. Set up structures for getting things done and rightly allocate resources such as time, energy and finances while meeting deadlines.

There are always several activities going on at the workplace, most of which are of different priorities. Succeeding in the workplace is the ability to identify project priorities in the short and long-term and develop a workable plan to deliver the tasks assigned to you.

“I was a student representative on the team that organised the first Career Fair on campus. I was part of the planning committee that assigned roles and managed our lean budget. The team also brought sponsors on board for the first career fair on campus in 5 years.”

Self-organisation is the first step to developing organisational skills. Develop the habit of creating a personal to-do list of what you need to do each day. You can take a project management course while taking responsibilities to manage class projects in class or a volunteering role with a non-government organisation. 

This skill is in high demand in industries and career disciplines that require a high level of organisation and structure. Top among these industries are:

  • Construction & Real Estate
  • Transport & Logistics
  • Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCGs)
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Media 

Top Demand Career Disciplines:

  • Management & Business Administration
  • Design & Engineering
  • Media & Communications
  • Consulting
  • Security & Safety


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  • Getting Things Done by David Allen
  • The One Thing by Gary W. Keller and Jay Papasan
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