By Dr. Eduardo Mayorga
Haven’t you found yourself giving assignments to residents or coworkers through email and realize weeks or months latter that these assignments were not carried out? If so, how do you deal with them?
I used to do it with my “To do” list but, on one hand, this made my “To do” list very long and on the other one, running down every day your “To do” list is not only time consuming, but many times you don’t do it at all.
How can we keep an uncluttered “To do” list and at the same time, be reminded timely about the tasks you must follow up?
I have found “Deferred Sender” at http://www.deferredsender.com/ a very useful tool. Deferred Sender is a free service that allows you to schedule emails from any email application or website to be sent in the future.
You can find more information at http://deferredsender.com/help