Following up after a meeting or conversation is the only way to make sure the time spent in that meeting was worthwhile. There is a Chinese proverb that says “The palest ink is better than the best memory”. This refers to the fact that you need accurate, clear follow-up in order to make sure what was said turns into something that gets done. Time is the enemy of action. If you want to successfully transform your meeting culture and make your company into a great meeting environment, you have to master the art of follow up.
- Follow Up Fast
- Follow Up Accurately
- Clearly Outline The Actions and Next Steps
- Follow Up Where It Is Best For “Them”
Believe it or not, there’s actually a lot of granular detail to each of these steps, so check out the third in our series about having GREAT meetings.