Organizing by Learning/Sensory Preferences
and Action Style Preferences
Learning and utilizing strong, effective organizational skills is not one-size-fits-all. Most people use a combination of styles with one learning/sensory style usually preferred and strongest. What is your learning/sensory style preference? How do you usually perceive, organize and recall information? Are you a visual, auditory or kinesthetic learner?
Visual Learners: "Let me see"
- process information through their eyes
- make up 65% of the population
- useful tools: written communications, notes, color-coding information, graphs, charts, tables, maps, Illustrations, pictures, demonstrations, videos, flash cards, highlighting, underlining, writing things down and reviewing notes
Auditory Learners: "Let me hear"
- process information through their ears
- make up about 30% of the population
- useful tools: class lectures, audio tapes, telephones, voicemail, tape recorders, alarms, explanations and spoken word, singing, quiet place to study or background noise to study; limiting distracting noises; studying by reading class notes and reciting information out loud, teaching others
Kinesthetic Learners: "Let me do"
- process information by doing (touch/skin; taste/mouth; smell/nose)
- make up about 10% of the population
- useful tools: hands on activities for learning, exploring, working; movement and frequent breaks, stress ball or toy while working; underlining and highlighting; writing information down to learn, acting out concepts, constructing models
What is your action style preference? Are you a sprinter or a jogger?
Source: Wilma Fellman
- tend to do most of the work in one long session
- then ignore the project for days or weeks
- and finally complete it right before the deadline
- do a little bit each day until the project is complete
- will often finish well before the due date
There are many different ways to be organized! Energize and Organize works with you
and your preferred learning/sensory style and action style to accomplish your organizing goals!