The topic of this post may seem so fundamental and obvious that it needs no explanation. But unfortunately, for many organizations, communication is often sorely lacking, including communication on something as seemingly basic as deadlines.
Here, we take a look at why even when projects don’t necessarily have hard, intrinsic deadlines, establishing them for an employee or a team tasked with the work can still have value.
One of the reasons managers often fail to set a clear deadline is simply because the deadline seems obvious. They may think, “That type of task should take about a week to complete,” or, “This is usually needed within a business day.”