I have a bad memory. I admit it. Depending on how much sleep I get can determine if it will be better or worse. I jokingly told a friend of mine that sometimes it feels like the information I am looking for is in the archives and the door has been locked and I don't have the key.
At work I compensate by writing things down. I write down any instructions I get from my boss, phone messages or anything I will need to remember to either pass on or do. Once I have completed the item, I cross it off my list. I am lost without my notebook. I also use my Outlook Calendar and Tasks for reminders of what I need to do.
But what about names of people? That's a hard one. Remembering names can be difficult. You might remember the face, but the name escapes you. The Etiquette School of Ohio has a good tip for remembering names. Click here to read the post. And please...if you introduce someone, don't assume we know the name. Help us out and mention it.