The Importance of Following Up

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A strong work team is not only comprised of individuals with great skills and high intelligence. Communicating within the group ensures that there is growth together as a team and that learning is shared by everyone. In completing tasks, it is important to provide the necessary information to all the team members and get feedback from them as well.


Having a good follow-up within your team means a good practice of professionalism. Because all jobs are provided to the specific department or individual, professionalism is practiced and valued within the workers. It spells respect for others' time and work and would mean that they can do the same for you as well. Once the follow-ups are created it means that the job has a certain progress the worker should report.


Confidence in your colleagues means so much in every organization. Different people have different working habits, and although the habits of the other may not fit yours, there is trust in each of your colleagues. Following up does not mean there is a need to put pressure to the other person, it only means there is confidence and trust that is shared and the job is assumed to be completed. That is the reason why reports are created to check on the progress of the report.


Effective and efficient working habits are greatly helpful and more evident with following up. It spells organization of the job descriptions and make sure that one does not overlap the other. Responsibilities are well-defined and are therefore ensured to be assigned to a certain person or group. This makes deadlines easier to beat and liabilities are easily traced. With that said, improvements in the future can easily be implemented and trainings and support programs can be outlined depending on the necessary empowerment.


To efficiently provide the requirements needed by an individual, follow-ups are necessary in order to clarify certain topics and areas that need explanations. If there are circumstances which need the guidance of a supervisor, they can be made clear and work progress is geared towards efficiency. If there are updated that should be disseminated, it can be included in following up a certain issue. It will help in correcting and improving finishing the task at hand.


Once issues are handled and guided accordingly, improvements in completing a certain tasks will inevitably follow. Following up will help in ensuring that the management and due processes of assignments and documents are completed and are well-defined. Communicating the differences in handling situations can be laid out and a compromise may be settled by doing so. In every little change applied to a certain area of the process, there can be improvement done as everything is worked out according to the specified requirements.


Ensuring that your team is well-organized and has a solid and clear line of communication is important in improving the working skills of every member. Following-up the tasks and responsibilities will surely maximize not just your human resource but also your finances.  For more information on the importance of following up go to


Wishing you much success,

Annetta Powell

Your Professional Success Coach



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My name is Annetta Powell and I am your Professional Success Coach of Real Estate Investing and Network Marketing. My goal is to help others experience financial and professional freedom through mentoring, training and personal development.

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This article was published on 2010/11/30