“Every Friday afternoon, I’d send my boss a short email with three categories:
* The work I had completed that week
* What I was working on, including any deadlines that may have shifted or obstacles I’d encountered
* What I was waiting on—that is, tasks that I’d completed, but require sign-off from my boss or contributions from someone else
Over the years, I refined the practice. I used a timer to ensure that the weekly update would not take longer than 15 minutes to write. I used a simple template where I could pop in information, so as to expedite the process.-Khe Hy, “The 15-minute weekly habit that eased my work anxiety and made my boss trust me more.” Quartz. April 20, 2017.
Not just a good idea for your boss either. I used to find using a template for a weekly review helpful to hold myself accountable as well.