Our workplace is a funny spot. We have tons of relatable things happening around. One of them is your boss asking you to show old files. So you're just sitting, working on an article, and your boss, out of nowhere, asks you to send all the work you've done so far to review your performance. And you just nod affirmatively. But deep inside you know you're screwed because you have no idea where half of your work is!
In order to review my first month's performance, my boss had asked me to send all the articles and copies I had written so far. I had saved them in my folder on the PC but few of them were written on an online portal and not in MS Word. So I had to go through that portal and then paste all the articles.
Apart from this, there was no record of the short copies that I had written on a sticky note and then sent to the Design Head over chat. I missed out on that data as well.
That's when I realized that even if it takes a little more time, it would have been wiser if I would have saved all the work as MS Word files beforehand.
I don't know how many of you do this, but creating a folder on your PC is crucial. It's even more important if your PC has files saved by an ex-employee. When I was interning at Zoom, my work PC was full of files; each library (music, picture, documents, downloads, videos) had a minimum of 20 items messing up.
And if you know me, you also know that I hate to have junk on my computer. I like to organize my files.
So whenever you have free time, instead of surfing on Facebook or gossiping about your boss, create a folder that reads your name. In it, save all the work you've done so far. An additional tip would be dividing the work according to months.
I'm sure you would save a lot of panics if you create a folder like this.