Has anyone else noticed decreased memory with increased responsibilities? Or is it just age? Or both? Any advice?
Since a job change 2.5 years ago I noticed it became noticeably harder to remember action items. At that time my responsibilities became less linear and the array of projects changed from fewer/larger to more/smaller. I also took on some operational and emergency responsibilties. At first I thought it was because I had started working for a High I who had a particular addiction for shiny squirrels. Recently, however, after receiving a promotion and a new High I boss, it is possibly a little worse - even though my new boss does not suffer from squirrel chasing.
I used to remember details to the n-th degree, but now I find myself asking directs and skips - to remind me of what we talked about last time. I even ask "what did I say last time?" with discomforting regularity.
Am I alone in this experience?