I’ve lost count of the number of times a technical writer or manager has taken a wee break from the proposal grind, only to come back into the office with some insight:
- A better solution
- A better communication approach
- An out-and-out error, previously unnoticed
Sometimes your best buddy is your own subconscious. So give it a chance to work, and some quiet space in which to be heard. If you’re a manager, encourage your team to do the same – by example as well as by exhortation.
And oh yeah: Colour-code the tabs.