This great tip comes from Karen Turner of Turner Efficiency in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Draw a line down your page so you can immediately distinguish notes from tasks/to-do’s/follow-up actions.
When has a meeting or a class ended without you having to do some follow-up? Not often, I bet. That’s why a line is so effective.
Use the outside 1/3 of the page for all the “after” actions so they’re easy to see, especially when you fan your notebook’s edge.
Use the inside 2/3 of the page for notes.
Finally, for fast filing, rip out the page and put the 2/3 notes part in the file and the 1/3 actions part on your desk for follow-up.
Granted, this won’t win you any tidiness awards, but it will ensure that your files are compliant and, at the very least, save you from searching through notebooks.
Tim has excellent PM leadership skills and is a dedicated, extremely hard worker.