During the two weeks of colour modelling we implemented an interesting concept called the Rathole. At times a discussion point would come up that clearly couldn’t be decided there and then. It could have been that the person who could answer it wasn’t there or that emotion was in they way of a decision.
What we did with these items was write them on a sheet headed Ratholes. The idea is that it is parked and will be addressed later, for now forget it and move onto the next thing. This usually worked but every now and then someone would want to revisit something that was in the rathole. The idea is once in the rathole leave it there until the right time to solve it.
This was a great concept and something that I think I could reuse and a multitude of situations. Definitely a good way of focusing so that time is used constructively.
Tags: Best Practice