I love Post-it notes. I’ve recovered from my over-affection (I used to barely be able to see my monitor for the Post-its stuck all around the outside when I worked in an office!), but I still find them super-useful for the right job (just less of them in my sight line).
When I’m planning or mapping out something Thing related, like a project or a programme or an event, I find it hugely useful to build up a ‘wall’ of Post-its. And here’s why:
You can scribble down every idea, every piece and every component that needs to get done and then MOVE them around to be in the right group, or place or order to get done in.
Of course, the trick is to take a photo quick before any of them fall of the wall, and then translate your plan into a document or project template so you have a ‘record’, but when you’re at that free-form planning stage nothing beats a big pile of Post-its and a marker pen.
If you worry about getting it ‘perfect’, there’s no chance with Post-its... just get your ideas out of your head and up in front of you then you can start to hone and polish with more process and perfection.
Sometimes I’ll even run events where I’ll encourage people to Post-it entire meeting rooms...
Long live the Post-it when it comes to planning Things–sometimes simple, straight forward and sticky is the best :)
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