Don’t remind me! The Secret Tactic of the Best Built Teams

Do you give reminders?

Has a team member ever given you a reminder to finish the tasks you were working on?

The habit of team members giving each other reminders will not result in the best built team.

Why is that?

Why is it that a team that gives reminders cannot be the best built?

Let’s assume you have 5 tasks.

Of course, a team should be working together, so you will also be involved in about 10 of your teammates’ tasks.

What will happen to a team that relies on reminders to get the job done?

Firstly, an individual must manage 15 tasks.

Secondly, because there is a tendency to rely on being reminded by someone, that individual may lose track of their ability to complete their tasks.

Well then, what about a team that relies less on reminders?

Every member must manage 5 tasks each.

Task Management caused by Reminders chart

Since everyone knows that they will not be reminded, they then become responsible for their own tasks and are more conscious of meeting deadlines.

The advantages of having no use for reminders.

To summarize, there are 3 advantages to having no use for reminders:

  1. Decreasing the amount of tasks an individual manages allows them to concentrate on other tasks at hand
  2. Having more responsibility, individuals will be better able to meet their deadlines
  3. Facilitating more efficient collaborations will become possible, and grey zones will be eliminated

How can you build a team with no use for reminders?

Building a reminder-less team is actually quite simple.

It can be done by clarifying and assigning daily tasks.

So, it is not a matter of tasks only being managed by the individuals that they are assigned to, it is a matter of simply forgetting about other tasks altogether.

By working as a team, tasks will be completed while the team gradually evolves.

When passing a task on to another person, do not be afraid to let go of that task.

That is the first step in becoming the best built team.