Join Dave Crenshaw for an in-depth discussion in this video Following up on action items delegated to others, part of Leading Productive Meetings.
- When you participate in meetings…you'll very likely be asking other people to help you out.…While we hope and expect that others will complete…those assignments on time, it's still your responsibility…to follow up with them and hold them accountable…for their commitment.…Keep this rule in mind.…Whenever you delegate something,…create a waiting for in task for yourself.…Think of delegation like a yo-yo,…whenever someone else commits to do something for you,…you should also create an action for yourself…to remember that you're waiting for them to do it.…
Create a reminder with the time and date…they committed to get that to you.…You can create reminders for yourself in your calendar…or on your task reminders list.…When the reminder pops up…follow up with that person and ask them…if the item is complete.…If you haven't heard from them yet, simply send them…a message along the lines of, I have a reminder…that I was waiting for that report,…have you had a chance to get to it yet?…Or, when the reminder pops up, if you know…
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- Plan how to use technology successfully in your meetings.
- Determine how to select and support a meeting leader.
- Prepare what you need to make meaningful commitments in a meeting.
- Identify successful ways to initiate a meeting.
- Propose challenging ideas while promoting and maintaining healthy relationships.
- Delegate and coordinate work successfully.
- Follow up consistently to create a workplace culture of accountability.