Follow-up systems can handle:
- deferred actions
- task start and due dates
- meeting materials
- phone call-backs
- bill paying
- tracking projects
- delegated tasks
Simplest: Mark a calendar and hold papers in a “Pending” file-idea from Stephanie Winston.
Simple: Tickler file with two folders “this month” “next month” plus two folders “this week” and “next week.”
Less simple: A complete tickler file system with folders for each month plus 1-31 for the days of the month. Hence the name 43 Folders, an integral element of GTD (Getting Things Done) methodology.
Note: follow-up systems only work if you make a habit of checking them daily.
Nice post. And thanks for the link!
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