I changed jobs in August. Still working for the same company, just working on another large project now. And with my new position (assisting the client’s Program Administrator and her leadership team), I realize I’m going through office tools like you wouldn’t believe.
Thank goodness for those little Post-it flags. Without them, I’d be having to thumb through all the sheets of paper in my “Requested Meetings” folder to find the one I need at the time. (Incidentally, I inherited that blue folder from whomever held the position before me. That should have been a clue when I first started on the new project—that I’d be scheduling a lot of meetings. See that pic of the blue folder? Meetings I was responsible for scheduling—all within a couple of weeks of starting the new job.)
This post could start a whole ‘nother discussion on why I’m killing trees and printing out the meeting requests I get. I don’t print out every request. Just those that are a bit more complicated (e.g., they involve other project stakeholders outside of the in-house project team members). But it helps me keep track of the meeting requests and any changes (you just know there are bound to be changes given all the players and all the other meetings that are needed) that might happen. I can jot down notes much easier and quicker on paper than having to open up Calendar or Tasks or Notes on the computer.
Anyway, here I am on a new job (and also loving those colored, erasable pens—gotta have the right pens at work, for the right situations; right?). And that means new posts. Stay tuned.