Where an individual has various commitments, planning ahead is crucial. To
assist the future organisation of work load, an examination of the current
situation, during the space of a week, is helpful. A diary could be kept and
completed at the end of each day. Information required would be start and finish
times for tasks, interviews or consultations. The nature of employment could
then be written at the side of the time taken. Time could then be totalled at
the end of each week, to assess what happens globally. The result of evaluating
could lead to a preparation of a plan of action for the future. Tasks of a
similar nature may be collected together or where visits have to be made, calls
to the same neighbourhood.
Action Plans may be weekly, monthly, quarterly or annually.
more information see
Preparation before action.