I love a good chart. Whether it is for knitting a scarf, being team coordinator for my daughter’s soccer team (Go, Cheetahs!), or for 50-state surveys, I find them to be a necessity. So clean and clear-cut, imposing order.
I also have a chart, thanks to Google, to know what my most viewed page is on the website. By far, it is the post on serving federal subpoenas. I used that post myself when doing projects on federal subpoenas.
But I grew tired of clicking back and forth. So I put all the links into a Microsoft Word chart that also serves as a checklist to make sure I’ve followed all my steps while doing the research and drafting the subpoenas. It has been very efficient for me (and my attorney-clients). I keep it saved as a template that becomes a working document. And then I can update the template if I want to expand the checklist.
Now I’m thinking about what else I can draft a checklist-chart for. It takes some time upfront, but the efficiency down the line pays off.
You can download the chart here.