Sometimes things just make sense. I stumbled upon this website by David Seah. David and the series of articles he has written, http://davidseah.com/blog/the-printable-ceo-series/, also contains a little helper called the
Task Order Up
The idea is simply a visual representation of what's there to be done. Certainly the Macdonalds where David got the inspiration is a good place to be for inspiration, a couple of days ago I watched a marketer explain an idea based on the MacDonald's side order "would you like to have a Coke with that". This one is far more brilliant.
I tried the Franklin Covey planner and even attended the workshop but I never quite got the feel for it. Rewriting task lists really don't make a lot of sense and the outlook plugin made even less sense. The problem that I was always having was:
I've mostly used outlook for the first 2 items but synchronizing with my phone would make it go crazy every 5 minutes with reminders. So in the end that was not working for me either.
After reading the Getting Things Done by David Allen, I started using a notepad and started working from that, much to my satisfaction. That is until today!
Now I don't think this is my inner geek trying out new things for a couple of days. I have a rather large board to park these on and once I got started it just starting making perfect sense. And I have worked a job with a rail like writing and processing orders that way.
Any system will work if it makes sense and you keep it up-to-date. It does make sense and will try out the latter part for the next 30 days while I also tryout the
More and more complexity in work handling need more and more simplicity in organizing and this is just a perfect fit.