Webinar 28: Tracking Down People For Follow-Ups, Answers, Reminders: Creating an Effective Babysitting System
One of the chief bottlenecks of any workplace is what I call “dependencies”: that is, having to wait for other people to do their jobs before you can move to the next step in your own workflow.
Like it or not, you often have to depend on others for answers to questions, for approval or sign-off on work already done, for buy-in on projects or strategies, or simply to put work on your plate.
Well, you can’t just sit there and wait: in order to maximize productivity, you need to babysit both yourself and others to make sure that the workflow keeps moving along as it should. This requires you to create a “tickler” system that not only reminds you to track people down to give them the occasional nudge, but also ensures that you can track them down, no matter what.