This past week I sent my laptop back in for repairs for the second time within a 3 week period of time. Fortunately I have other computers to complete assignments. Each time I return the computer, I lose my data, my trust, and I am forced to reorganize my work flow. Therefore, the importance of a computer is that I depend on it to maintain my life action plan.
While using the Google spreadsheet this week, it occurred to me how often I take a lofty, substantial goal and break the tasks into chunks. Although not titled “project plan,” most of how I organize action is based through a similar thought process out of necessity. For instance, it is easier for me to globally view monthly calendar prior to formulating a menu or a shopping list. I can then create monthly, weekly, and daily meals. Sometimes this means purchasing bulk and cooking meat products once and freezing extra. Other times it is simply supplying ingredients as options.
Although one of the benefits of an overall wiki project plan is the ability to view results, another positive is that the software allows me to plan by accommodating various changes. I appreciate the feeling that the plan is not wrong, just constantly being updated. This will be a useful experience in the future of working in a library as sections of work can be delegated, expanded, or divided. In addition, the big picture allows team members to visualize steps and recognize individual efforts. This emphasizes the importance of working together as a team.