My job means a huge proportion of my time chairing face-to-face meetings, conference calls and workshops related to the projects I am managing. Naturally, these entail taking down information either for reporting purposes, for progress or pending actions (no I am not a minute taker, that is a tough job, I tried it once in the absence of our Project Officer and failed miserably).
Anyway, take your average week of this and you have pages of notes and actions and has you know, it becomes very difficult somtimes to spot the action amongst the forest of notes, which can mean you miss something vital off. So I devised a very easy method, appreciate it will be in use by someone somewhere else, I was just too slow to realise.
Fold the page down the middle and separate notes and actions – Bingo, you can pick the actions off because they are on the right hand side, now nothing get’s missed.
Now here’s the best bit, today, I walked over to our PMO (Project Management Office) and guess what, two of my colleagues now employ the same method as me, they told me they liked the idea and works for them. I have now contributed something to the world, I have a legacy, my life is not a waste!
How do you organise yourself?