Everyday there are activities that you do automatically. Whether it’s pulling a report, tracking details in a progress spreadsheet, or submitting expenses, these processes are taking up important real estate in your brain.
If your job had an operations manual, what would be in it?
Documenting your professional processes is the first step towards being able to hand off this task to someone else—now wouldn’t THAT be great!
Having a documented process for things that are especially gruesome to do (aka submitting expense reports, or pulling a complex report from your database) is twice as important. If you HATE the task AND you can’t remember how to do it when you circle back to it, you’ll NEVER get it done.
Document your activities. Create your own Operations manual for your job. It’s a great way to be more productive, while having others help you at work.