This is New Year’s week! I think I can speak for everyone when I say that I am glad 2020 is coming to an end.  We have been discussing 10 ways to creatively solve a problem.  Here we are, already on Strategy number 9.  Strategy 9 is Set A Deadline for When Things Should Be Solved

A decision without a deadline is a meaningless discussion. If it is a major decision and will take some time to implement, set a series of short-term deadlines and a schedule for reporting.

With the deadlines and sub-deadlines, you will know immediately if you are on track or if you are falling behind. You can then use your creative thinking to alleviate further bottlenecks or choke points.