Productivity Tip

Luigi, one of my coworkers was redoing her list of todos yesterday. One of those lists is so clever that I thought I would share it here. She called it a ‘get back to me’ list. She records all of the people’s names that she communicates with and expects a response from, then checks them off. I can remember several times where I began communication with someone, but did not get a response and ended up getting bit on the butt by it. So there it is, I share the best productivity tip I have gotten in a while… got any?

3 Responses to Productivity Tip

  1. I don’t delete an of my work emails.

    Sure, I have over 10,000 of them sitting on the mail server, and sure management likes to grumble about the system resources it uses. But anytime management decides to use me as a scapegoat for lack of communication, my salvation lies just a “quick” Outlook search away.

  2. Yes, exactly. I do not delete any of my emails and all of my IM communication is also logged. Keeping good records is the best way from getting hit by a bus outta left field.

  3. I have the same type of list — when I owe things and when things are owed back to me. For some reason, I can’t keep up with it through Outlook, though, I prefer the old fashioned handwritten list. I keep all of my e-mails for work, but when a project is over, we store them somewhere else so as to not clog up my Inbox.

    Oh, one new tip, though is that whenever someone owes me a response, I flag the e-mail with a reminder.

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