On my first management job my new boss was getting me set up with office supplies for my desk. He asked “What kind of Calendar do you like to use?”. Trying to get off on the right foot I said “It doesn’t matter to me, whatever you think is best”. He replied that there were the type that you tear off one day at a time, some were like a small notebook that showed a week at a time or a large blotter type that covered most of the desk that showed a whole month. I said that I did not have any strong preference. His reply, “Look I don’t care which one you choose, I just want you to use one. And I only want you to use ONE!”.
This ONE calendar approach has worked well over the years. I have seen others who keep appointment cards in their purse or wallet or have them stuck to the refrigerator door with a magnet. If you don’t have your calendar with you you are likely to miss appointments or agree to dates where there is a scheduling conflict.
With today’s technology you can keep a single calendar that allows you to access the schedule from your desktop PC, Tablet, Smartphone or even your Smartwatch. This approach allows you to instantly check your availability for any suggested meetings or appointments.More