I don't make New Year's Resolutions per se, probably because I've learned through the years that I really don't keep them. Well, except for the year I resolved to do 365 days of crafting on Flickr. I actually did that, of course Flickr later deleted my account and all my photos went "poof". But that's another story.
I've recently taken on a new assignment at work, essentially I have been given double the geographic area and double the staff that work for me. I'm struggling at bit with taking all this on and remaining true to my own standards of how I do my work. I pride myself on completing my assignments on time, responding to phone calls and emails quickly, and knowing what is happening in the programs I am responsible for. I've been challenged, as the work has seemed to triple or quadruple, rather than just double.
It seems the only way I can really manage is to get more organized in how I do the work. I'm working hard to become as paperless as possible. I'm beginning to organize my computer files so things can be found more easily. Documents I need most are going to be stored on my hard drive. I bought a rolling computer case and have a new laptop and docking stations on order. Already, I can access my computer remotely as I travel around and I use my smartphone to read and answer emails. I'm using Outlook to make notes about meetings I've had and making my to do list there as well. I've programmed my phone to call frequently called numbers at the push of a button. I just got a new Blue tooth so I can make and respond to calls when I'm out of the office.
I've done all this, but still feel a bit like I'm drowning in the work and the paper. So if you have any organizational ideas you want to share, I would welcome them. Believe me, it's not really a New Year's resolution but 2010 is the year I just have to get more organized!