Have done no more work on excel which is frustrating – but too much on!
Apart from just having too much to do I have found that my use of outlook task has crumbled under the strain – an ever accumulating list of overdue tasks and more being added by the day!
Having a day’s leave today and the weather preventing work on the garden I have been reviewing it and realize that I need to separate out tasks from next steps in projects and manage them separately. That way I only have the next step of a project in outlook rather than the whole list unless I am scheduling a task for a specific period. Future actions I will keep in a project plan in onenote – probably tagged as to do.
I will need to go back to doing proper weekly reviews but that will have other benefits. While I am reorganizing around this – the other aspect is to improve my management reporting – another of those annoying modern necessities.
On that point I have a project at the back of my mind about a collaborative course on the constructive management of modern organisational life – In and Against the Modern Organisation – I wonder if anyone would be interested?