Tips for Effective Follow-Up
People are constantly looking for ways to be more effective. I’ll give you two words to instantly increase productivity in your ministry: follow-up.
Focused, intentional follow-up gives purpose and shows priority.
The Getting Things Done method, penned by David Allen, is a great inspiration to me. Here are a couple tips to implement this week.
1. Follow-Up Calendar Entries
Schedule your follow-up like you would a meeting or doctor’s appointment. Select a date to do it. You are initiating the steps that will lead to your making a decision. If you can’t do something quickly – schedule it. Set aside a due date for yourself and hold yourself accountable.
2. Waiting-For Lists
This has changed my life. Truly. It’s as simple as it sounds – if there is something you’re waiting on from someone, it goes on the list.
Once on the list, I have no worries or stress about keeping up with said item. If I reach a point in my follow-up where I am in need of an item or action from the waiting-for list, I simply follow-up.
Nothing is forgotten, or lost in the shuffle. I also don’t expend energy on something I have no control over.
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