View Full Version : How often do you check your @Waiting?
Sometimes the action stops at @Waiting. And sometimes you need the result of it before the next weekly review. So how often and when you check your @waitng?
12-02-2010, 08:17 AM
It depends on what the @WaitingFor item is. If it's a task I've delegated to someone or I'm relying on someone to get me information for a next action, then I put that on my calendar as an all day event to trigger me to go back to that person sometime that day as a follow-up. If it's a broader, or less time sensitive item, then it's on my tasks lists with an @WaitingFor context. I'll typically check my contexts list 2-3 times a week.
12-02-2010, 09:18 AM
I check my @waitingfor maybe 1 or 2 times besides the weekly review.
if you fear something might fall thru the cracks if you dont see it soon enough, set a due date for that waitingfor. I do this because the application I use brings it to my attention on that day, even if its not a NA.
12-02-2010, 10:22 AM
I generally only check mine during the weekly review. If I know I need something done before my next review I add an extra reminder to follow up or light a fire on my calendar or tickler file.
12-02-2010, 10:30 AM
So how often and when you check your @waitng?
The recommended best practice for this is weekly, during your Weekly Review, or as often as you need to. I scan mine about every two days or so.