I use three-column list..can anyone suggest an improvement?
I use a three-column list (paper based) which works for me like this. I find that everything I do is related to a Responsibility or Project. Hence Column 1 is the responsibility or the project the next action is linked to. It has a one line description of the outcome (if it is a project) or a one line depiction of the responsibility.
Column 2 is my next action...it is written agains a specific Project or Responsibility mentioned in Column 1
Column 3 is my waiting for...it is also linked to my project or responsibility
Against every project or responsibility there is either a Next Action or a Waiting for item.
And it is all written in pencil, so I keep erasing it and updating it as I complete each action, or I get a response from my 'waiting for' person.
It works for me, because it helps me to keep looking at things in a wider perspective instead of just getting busy with my activities. It is a constant reminder that there should be a purpose or objective
My Problem: I still get stuck on items of low priority, and feel guilty for not tackling jobs of higher priority. I am looking for some way to dynamically prioratise and re-prioratisie my jobs as I go through my working day.