This is the story: I'm thinking of going back to using @Waiting list as it makes life easier. At some point I deleted @Waiting from my system. Instead I started to put a Next Action to followup with a defered start date (I use Outlook so it's ease - just set a start date for the task and it appears in the future on the set date) into my action lists. I ended up with lots of spreaded followup calls through the week without solid understanding of who owns what.
I also use Projects-Delegated list to follow up weekly with my direct reports on the progress. I put a name of the subordinate and write in the notes section all her delegated projects (I have 3 direct reports now). Against each one I put a task (it could be a bunch of next actions) for the next week. Then we go weekly through that list to check what was done and what's not. Actually I could use @Waiting list for that instead even those are not MY projects but I help moving them along (for example, @Waiting Bob 11-08 Bank of NY Loan Agreed terms and conditions instead of @Projects-Delegated Bob Bank of New York Agreed terms and conditions).
I have two questions now:
1. How often do you check your @Waiting list?
2. Do you put follow up Next Actions into the system or follow up straight from @Waiting list when reviewing it?
3. How to make difference between @Waitng and Projects-Delegated lists approach, what's your idea about that?