I’ve been working on my November goals and just finished planning this week’s actions, as inspired by the book Rapid Problem Solving With Post-It Notes by David Straker and my Facebook friend, Allison Crow Flanigin.
You might be interested in trying this fun and amazingly effective method for your own business. Simply purchase some sticky notes, identify your action categories and place one task per note, depending on the color scheme you’ve decided on. When the task is completed you can recycle the notes for a future week.
Your funeral home or ministry might include such possible categories as Customer Service, Communication, Teamwork, Outreach, Systems and Financial. Some additional notes might be purely seasonal. How about adding a category for your Holiday Memorial Service and keep track of all the tasks necessary to provide your memorial program this year? Or one for Holiday Hours where you can have upfront and center the business hours of area providers and vendors you work with regularly? This model provides color to your office and your world and can motivate your whole team too.
In these busy weeks I am all about simple systems and this one works for me. Hope it will bring order and swift action to your business as well!