Join Dave Crenshaw for an in-depth discussion in this video Follow up on action items delegated to others, part of Leading Productive One-on-One Meetings.
- When you participate in one-on-one meetings,…often you ask other people to help you out.…While we'd like to think that another person…will always honor their commitments, on time, as promised,…the reality is most everyone benefits…from a little followup.…Keep this rule in mind.…Whenever you delegate something out,…create a waiting for in 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…that you're waiting for them to do it.…
If a commitment has a flexible deadline,…say it could be done any time during the next month,…you might simply add a followup reminder…to a one-on-one meeting list.…Then when you go to the one-on-one meeting…with that team member,…you can check on it with them about their progress.…For more time-sensitive action items,…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 your task list.…
I prefer to set the reminder not right on the due date,…
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- Identify the best frequency for your one-on-one meetings.
- Explore tools for personal training such as storytelling.
- Recognize the importance of punctuality and ending meetings on time.
- Recall methods for assessing the effectiveness of one-on-one meetings.