We need to be constantly mindful of what we’re working on because it’s easy for important work to slip through the cracks, figuratively speaking.
The best way to do this is to make our work visible. Not literally, but figuratively. The thing to keep in mind is that our knowledge work is mostly mental and therefore not visible. And when information is intangible or invisible it’s easy to forget about it or misplace it. That’s why we need to use every means possible to keep it from slipping away—including using automation.
- Episode 163: Visualizing Workflows using Kanban Boards (prior episode with John Grant)
- Information Anxiety 2, by Richard Saul Wurman (book about making information easier to deal with)
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