A recent survey on the Day-Timer Blog, titled “What is your Work-Style?” revealed that although the age of technology is clearly upon us, a whopping 89% of voters use a combination of paper and electronics to plan their day and keep track of their priorities. 6% use only paper and 6% use mainly electronic devices for personal planning.
Those who fall into the 89% are Hybrid Planners, using both paper and electronic planning products together to stay organized and productive.
Hybrid planners cite many reasons for using both methods of planning. For example, electronic planning tools like PDA’s, Smartphones, and Outlook® Calendars work well for managing and tracking appointments, but aren’t well suited for tracking to-dos and task lists. Paper planning tools like your Day-Timer® Planner are great for detailed note-taking during meetings, but can’t be set to provide audible alerts of upcoming appointments.
Hybrid planning is appealing to so many people because it’s easy to create a customized organization system combining the strengths of paper and electronic products.
With the wealth of paper and electronic planning tools available, there’s no limit to the number of organization methods that can be explored. As hybrid planning gains popularity, Day-Timer will continue to introduce exciting new products designed specifically for the hybrid planner.
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