Just a quick tip: Large companies do it, small businesses do it, one-person teams should too. What is it? Have a weekly meeting with yourself. Why? Because even though you are a one-person team, taking time out to review and update will keep you on top of things and in check.
Yes, I do have a weekly meeting. On Friday, I pull together my calendar, notes, projects, and sit down with the phone to voice mail to concentrate on my review and follow-up.
- File completed projects
- Update timelines on open projects
- Layout timelines for new projects
- Update dates on my calendar
- Review any notes
- Rewrite sticky notes into my notebook
- Begin To-Do list for new week
- Prioritize projects
- Highlight priority follow-ups
- Highlight priority e-mails
- Highlight priority calls
Yes, there will be things that might need to be updated throughout the week, but you should never miss a week without a complete sit down and review. Regardless if it is 30 minutes to two hours, it will be the best time spent of the whole week. You never know what you might have missed during the week. This is definitely the catch time!
Do you have any tips on a weekly meeting? How do you review your week? We would love to hear your tips – let us know!
This is an original The Office Gal post.