July 31, 2021
Organizing Is Simple
Organizing retirees is critical to protecting and advancing our rights. Anybody can do it. Just make a list of what needs to be done, put the steps in order, then implement the plan.
Simple flow charts really help.
I make mine in pencil, but you can make them with post it notes. Post-it notes are good because you may want to change the flow chart as things happen.
If neatness is what you want, you could use the “shapes” in Word:
There are much more complicated flow charts with other shapes that you don’t usually need for organizing.
This guy uses round shapes as connectors, or for “start” and “finish.” The ones with the curved bottoms are for documents and the rhombi are for input/output. Input/output usually means a scanner or a printer is involved.
I’ve been flow charting activities for many decades, and I hardly ever use anything except the rectangles and diamonds. I might use the circles as connectors if my flow chart is more than one page, but it almost never is.
Organizers don’t really need a big fancy treatment on flowcharts, but if you want one, there are some on YouTube like this one: https://www.visual-paradigm.com/tutorials/flowchart-tutorial/