When I say that I work for a genius, I am not stretching the truth one bit. My boss, Brian, has an amazing mind for organizing.
He came up with the white board system that you see above.
I have always had a bit (read as A TON) of trouble managing my time. Deadlines and scheduling have never been on my list of spiritual gifts. I use the calander feature on my Microsoft Entourage program to make plans, but since it only shows one month at a time, I usually end up in an "out of sight, out of mind" scenario. Which is why Brian's white boards are such an amazing tool.
He took a regular sized, magnetic 8ft. white board and cut it up and reframed it into 2ft. sections. Then, used pin-striping tape to mark off calanders on each board. So, using magnetic labels, he put names of the month, names of the days, and numbers of the date on each month. He then plans his ENTIRE year out! But, the real beauty of the system is that, because they are in 2ft. sections (each containing 3 months), after 3 months are done, you take that section off of the wall, shift the others over, and reformat the old section. This way, at all times, you have an entire year in front of you. Brian was able to do this on one wall. But, I had to put three sections on one wall and one over my desk (as pictured). If you like the idea and want to reproduce it, let me know and I'll get you more details.
Do any of you have any tips that you can share with the masses on organization and time management? Leave them in the comment section and I'll compile them up into a post...