RE: Getting Reports On Time

Subject: RE: Getting Reports On Time
From: Anne Robotti <Anne -dot- Robotti -at- radisys -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 21 May 2001 16:47:01 -0400

Well I'll tell you what *I* would do, but then I'm nasty.

I'd ask them nicely a couple of times, and then leave
whoever's responsible for the information a voicemail
saying, "Sorry I didn't get your info on time. You can
forward it to <VP> directly, I'm sure he'll
understand whatever the reason is that you're late."

Then I'd forward the report on with a placeholder for
their information.

If they need to please the VP, they'll get you the
info on time the next time. It's a reflection on you if
the compiled product is late. If the product has to be
compiled without their information, it's a reflection on

I think that in general it's a bad idea to play endless
games of "who's got the info." Get your stuff to me on
time and it goes in the final. Don't, and it doesn't. Decide.


> I've been searching the archives, but I must not be using the
> right keyword.
> I've got a problem. I've been assigned to be "editor" for
> the Director's
> organizations' bi-weekly reports, to gather, edit, and
> deliver to VP. There
> are about 50 pages of these reports, and from projects all over the
> country.... in the heirarchical chain, the "progress reporters" do not
> report to me or my manager, but I must deliver the compiled
> information to
> the Director. The biggest problem (as you might well know)
> is that the
> reports are not being delivered on time. Of course, one
> solution is to
> move the deadline to a day or so earlier, but since I have no
> consequences
> to add, no threats that I can think of.... how can I best get
> those reports
> delivered to me on time so that I can avoid chasing?


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