I don't know how I can easily show ongoing research efforts to the broader team. As I am going about research and not necessarily synthesizing insights just yet, what are some good ways to signal that I am doing work, on a recurring basis.

Do you have any recurring weekly or bi-weekly updates? What does that looks like?

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This is a very interesting question. I'm not sure if it's been asked before on this site, but I've been asked it many times (and still do with every new person who works with me). Simply put, it's about how you document everything, so it's the cornerstone of your work within a particular organization.

Without further ado, there are many ways to do this, and not necessarily on a daily basis. For example, you can create a short daily report and send it via email or through an intranet (or even through a CMS like WordPress where all posts are in private mode!).

It sounds like you're trying to convey what your work looked like on a given day. But I suggest you focus on the task at hand: it doesn't matter if it takes you a day or a month, what matters is that you get the job done. In fact, I'd be very surprised if you could finish tasks all days every day.

In short, create tasks and then use any task management tool like Trello, Asana, JIRA, ClickUp or others. The basic features of these tools are free and more than sufficient for your needs. If you want to share daily progress with others, you can also create subtasks or comments with data.

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    Thanks for the reply. I think the easiest implementation is to put my tasks as you recommended in a task manager and let whatever app has the nicest summary report be my updates.
    – Michael
    Commented Jun 29, 2022 at 0:22
  • Glad to help. If you want you can mark the answer as approved so the question doesn't remain open
    – Devin
    Commented Jun 29, 2022 at 13:24

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