Yesterday I had a bit of a wasted journey when I headed off for an appointment but my contact had it down for today. However, I always like to learn from mistakes and so I’ve developed a process to try and prevent that happening in the future.
Communication is a 2-way process, no matter what day I said, if the other person doesn’t hear that same day then you are not going to meet at the same time. There was no point in getting cross, these things happen.
- Whatever way the meeting was arranged (email, text etc), always send a calendar appointment so you both have the same date, time and location in your diaries.
- Send a reminder the day before to confirm the arrangements are still ok.
That’s it – it’s really simple and to be fair if I had have done either of those things I might have avoided a wasted journey, but I probably wouldn’t have blogged about it!!
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