3 February 2008

Constant Reminders

You’ve heard of telephone tag, but have you heard of reminder tag? Maybe it is just me, but I seem to always be setting reminders. My boss asks me to get him some information, so I send a request to someone and set a reminder to follow up with them. They receive my request and while they are looking into it they set a reminder to get back to me. My boss then sets a reminder to follow up with me to see if I heard back from the other person and have the information for him. We are all setting reminders for the same thing.

Wouldn’t it be nice if once you gave the task to someone else it was just off your plate, without having to set a reminder? I’m going to have to send myself a reminder to remind myself to talk to my boss about reminders.

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