For every meeting, almost every conversation and nearly every email that relates to a project of any size, ask three questions. They will be communications clear, responsibility defined and time managed. When people are held accountable and responsible with clarity, it empowers the time management of everyone involved.
- What did we decide is going to be done? This clarification makes a world of difference but is often missed.
- By when did we agree it will be done? Setting the time factor helps everyone with time and project management.
- Who is responsible that it get done? This helps eliminate the “too many cooks in the kitchen” syndrome.
Start using these questions today. Your projects will move more smoothly, time management will become easier, and communications will be more clear.