Learn about why it is important to follow up on delegated tasks and how to do it, to avoid delegated tasks from falling through the seams.
- One common issue in the workplace … is when a coworker or a team member … delegates a task to someone else, … and they fail to follow up with that person. … Because they fail to follow up with that person, … that person fails to complete the task. … This is a common issue that is fairly easy to remedy. … All we need to do is be more consistent … with creating follow-ups. … Here are some tips to make that happen. … Number one is to establish some reminder tool for yourself. … For instance, you can have a second calendar … that is only used to pop up to remind you … of when someone else should get something to you, … or if you already have a task reminder tool … that you're using effectively, you can use that as well. … The idea, though, is that we want … to get the pressure away from your mind … to remember whether or not people are doing things. … Use some sort of digital tool to do that for you. … Second, whenever you have any doubt … that someone is going to complete their assignment, …
- Identify the end goal of a one-on-one meeting.
- Explain how to follow up after delegating a task to a team member.
- Recall one question you can ask to reduce unnecessary meetings.
- Identify the best way to approach a situation where a coworker is disorganized and struggles with time management.
- Give an example of advice you could offer a new manager concerning time management.