I just wanted to throw this one out to see if anyone has developed an effective means for dealing with similar situations.
This morning (and it’s now mid-afternoon in Ireland) I received two messages regarding different clients. One message requested that I make a phone call by early afternoon, and the other requested that I send a message by e-mail by mid afternoon.
Obviously I needed to get from “Collect” to “Do” in a matter of hours – no point in waiting for the weekly review!
I did carry out both of these tasks on time, but only through the “traditional” method of positioning two post-its beside my computer keyboard where I couldn’t miss them.
Apart from some form of alarm signal or other electronic reminder, has anyone a method for guaranteeing that such short-term tasks are not over-looked?
Maybe it was just a case of writing them in my diary for the afternoon, so that I will be reminded to them if I consult it around lunchtime?
I know this example sounds quite simple, but if the tasks had to be carried out tomorrow afternoon, or if I had several such tasks scattered throughout the week (i.e. before the weekend weekly review) the same question would arise.