I'm working in an office preparing some workshops for employees to become more productive with lotus notes. I've been trying to replicate what I do on outlook 2003 on the system here and have come across a couple of problems so would love to see if anyone has a workaround.
I'm so used to using the all day event in outlook because I work solo - as per the GTD method I use that for the day specific items - actions and info - but I see that it's not really possible to do that in a group situation. I tie up my whole calendar if I do that !!! So the alternative is to use reminders - the problem is that you have to set a 'time' for that reminder and if perhaps I have a situation spread over 3 weeks where a colleague is away and I just need mental notes to remember that on each of the days I don't want to have to keep clicking off the reminder alerts as they pop up for just 'need to know' info rather than something that's got to be done.
Anyone suffered the same problem? Any ideas?
Have spent a couple of weeks 'playing' on lotus now and am learning to like it a lot more despite dubious first impressions. It's interesting that now when I return to my outlook machine at home I sometimes get frustrated by it's limitations!!
Seems there is not one single productivity tool that will ever be perfect even though we keep searching the planet trying to find one .....
Notice how it is easy to feel happy with how we deal with paper... but dealing with digital input seems to have stronger 'bones' that are difficult to bend.