I had to stop the podcast and write this email.
I think it was Urgency part 2 at the 5:30 mark.
"ask your folks to update you on a routine basis"
Hopefully the forum can optimize the email and it could be used on the website.
I can candidly say that what I have so far is good enough for me.
That said; it isn't up to MT standards yet.
Please take a look.
Tear it apart.
Post it as a resource when it's done if it seems reasonable to do so.
To be clear, I do not want you to write this email for me.
I get paid for that. I don't want to share my compensation with the forum :)
I post this only for the forum to have some fun shredding.
Start keeping track of projects by jotting down notes throughout the week.
Keep up with it daily.
Use stickies, a logbook, index cards, handwritten notes on email printouts or any combination of the above.
Use what works for you.
The daily notes are yours, I won't see them.
On a weekly basis condense all your notes and turn in a summary.
The summary needs to be something like this for each project:
Next Step -
No, I don't want you to save up all your communication and try to replace our communication throughout the week with a single written summary.
Rather, use this tool to document our progress about:
A. Important things
B. Routine things
C. New things
D. Small things
Please email it to me before noon on Mondays starting next Monday.
No attachments please.
Once we get good at these I will cancel our Week in Review meeting on Tuesday mornings.
With anything new there will be some fine tuning.
I don't expect the first one to be perfect.
Give it your best shot.
Consider asking your key direct reports to do the same.
That may make it less time consuming.
Please stop by to discuss this before you get rolling.
There it is. Have at it.