Hi all -
I run a small business, and my workday generally consists of going through a ton of email correspondence with our customers and overseas partners.
One thing I have struggled with is what should become a project and what should be just left in "waiting for."
For example, let's say that one of my vendors makes a sample of a new product and sends me some photos. I am concerned that the sample is not good enough. So, I send an email about my concerns to my vendor, and put a copy in Waiting For.
Depending on the response from my vendor, that could be the end of it. But it is also possible that further correspondence and work may need to be done to evaluate the sample.
Do I put a "Sample of item XYZ evaluated" right off the bat? Or, do I let it go, and wait to add a project to my list until I see how it goes?
I feel like my projects list is so long because of all the email correspondence I deal with...but at the same time, I like the fact that any more-than-1-action issue is on the list.
Thanks for your comments.