- Review your To-Do Now and To-Do Later lists and decide which tasks need to be done today, and which should to be worked on later.
- Label the 12 tabs of a Poly Desktop Expanding File with days of the week. Use the first five tabs for each weekday; tab six for Sat/Sun. Repeat for tabs 7 through 12. Use the remaining back pocket for days that are beyond the next two weeks.
- Place the Poly Desktop Expanding File on your desk where it is easily visible.
- Assign each To-Do Later task to your calendar.
- Place materials needed to complete each task in the pocket of the weekday you assigned for follow-up. Any tasks that must wait more than two weeks get placed in the back pocket.
- Each day, review all of the contents of the pocket for that day. Add the tasks to your daily To-Do Now list, or assign to a later date for follow-up.
- Select tasks to work on based on their priority on your To-Do Now list.
- At the end of the day, move materials for any uncompleted tasks to a pocket coded for another day. Mark the schedule change on your calendar.
- At the beginning of the week, move materials in the pockets for next week into the emptied pockets from this week. Check the back pocket for any tasks that can be moved to one of the days for next week.
Components of this Organomics Idea include:
- Poly Desktop Expanding File
Learn more about these Organomics ideas:
3-steps to make sure your To-Do Later tasks get done
Prioritizing – What to do now, What to do later