An assistant for one of our client VP’s just followed up on scheduling a meeting. I’m sure that doesn’t sound like a big deal. Some people would say: “She’s just doing her job.” Sure, that’s true. But when she followed up on a previous email offering dates and times, she reminded us (a couple of MASSolutions team members need to be at the meeting) of something the three of us had obviously not followed up on to “check off of our list.”
It made me think about how being organized, prioritizing A, B, and C tasks and communicating or following up until the task is completed sounds simple and seems obvious. Yet most people don’t do it on a regular basis. The more troubling part is that they don’t realize or are unwilling to admit that they need improvement in this area. The sad thing is it helps with two of the most important things in life: personal and professional growth.
Here is a link to a Light Reading column that provides more insight into the subject of first admitting you can and need to do better, and how to improve your organization skills.