My friend Paritosh Pathak has touched upon an important topic when it comes to building long term relationships and strong networks – the aspect on “Closing the Loop”. In his words he says in the area of networking effectively, whether it is building new relationships or strengthening the existing ones, communication plays a very vital role. Communication is quite a big topic in itself and in this blog we are going to talk about one small part of it. There is no real name for it but I call it ‘The Loop’.
A loop is opened when we commit that we are going to do something or when we are involved in something where there is naturally an action required by us.
For example he further illustrates
When you commit to a person that you will introduce them to someone, you open a Loop and when you connect with them you close the loop. When you receive an email to which you are required to reply, a loop is opened and when you reply you close the loop.
The point is well taken even if you don’t have the time to do what you committed atleast get back to the person with an acknowledgement or an apology.
Read his full post here