We live in a paper-less world. Well, actually we don't. If anything, since the advent of computer-driven business, we are probably using more paper than ever. But, the good news is that most of that is re-cycled, and in South Africa, most of the office paper we use comes from sustainable forests.
Why this ramble? I just wanted an introduction to something that I have recently started doing and should have done while I was studying. Namely, using large pieces of paper. Currently I am using large A1 pages - the type used on flip-charts, to do all of my brainstorming for my Schooled For Life Principles. I have found them helpful
for the following reasons :
- I am not limited by space to put more information on the page
- I can see all my ideas on one page
- I can easily inter-link ideas
- I can be as messy as I want to be
- I'm the only person it needs to make sense to - most other people will look at them and not be able to work out what I'm trying to do!
Copyright David Cumming
There are a few disadvantages
, though :
- It isn't on my MacBook
- It's tricky to carry around without folding it to fit into an A4 file/folder
- The more information you put on the page the more difficult it is to make sense of, especially if you leave it for a while and come back to it at a much later stage.
What are your thoughts?