As the response schedule slides to the right, the project manager needs an update on my availability.
And so I start figuring it out. It’s messy, but after a while I get it laid out clearly:
- Good-to-go availability: 01 and 03 to 09 Dec; 28 Dec to 04 Jan
- Part-day availability: 11 to 14 Dec; 16 and 17 Dec; 19 and 20 Dec; 22 and 23 Dec
- Not available: 02, 10, 15, 18, 24 to 27 Dec
I’m pleased with my organization, but appalled at the thought of anyone actually trying to use this presentation to deconflict their schedule.
And so I try again.
Yes. Much better.
In Proposal Land, as elsewhere, there is often a choice between telling and showing. Showing is almost always better.