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Subject:RE: Drafts Back in Time From:"Spreadbury, David C." <David -dot- Spreadbury -at- marconi -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Thu, 29 May 2003 10:14:51 -0400
Have you tried to set up a Review Meeting with your reviewers. We have done
this with positive results. You will require management signoff, yours and
theirs. Once you have the approval to go ahead, set aside a block of time
and a conference room. Send out invitations to those you would like to
attend, include their next level of management. Provide some type of gift,
company coffee cups?
From: Stevenson, Rebecca [mailto:Rebecca -dot- Stevenson -at- workscape -dot- com]
Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2003 8:36 AM
Subject: RE: Drafts Back in Time
This may be too obvious, but have you tried sitting down with your reviewers
over coffee and asking them--very nicely--*why* they can't get it done?
The fact that they're in a different building sets off alarm bells in my
mind. It's hard to work well with people you don't see all that often. Can
be done, but it takes more work.
Do you all have any tips/tricks for getting your drafts back on time from
the (way too) many people who have to edit them? This is a real problem in
this company. It takes me maybe a week to write a manual and a month to get
it back from all the departments who need to sign off on it. SOP requires
that they have it no more than a week, but no matter how much I nag, beg,
threaten, offer to drive to their building to pick up the edits, or hold
their hands through the process, I almost never meet deadlines because of
them. I seriously think that these people (engineers, legal department,
project managers, and technical service personnel) think that reviewing
documents is nothing but a big pain in the a$$. My boss hasn't been very
successful in getting my documents back for me either. What do I have to
do? Show my boobs? HeeHee
Pride Mobility Products Corp.
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