1. I have been given 1 week to read and take action on all of the in-basket items presented following the instructions. You are not expected merely to describe what you would do, but to do it. For example, if you decide to write a letter, then compose the letter. If you decide to telephone a person or see someone for a conference, then outline your objectives, as well as the main points or questions that you would present.
2. Each of the in-basket items requires a separate action, which you should present on another sheet of paper, to which you should also add the identification number in the upper left-hand corner of the in-basket item. Although the in-basket items are numbered, you may deal with them in whatever sequence you prefer, however, you should indicate on your response sheet the priority number which you have assigned to each item: 1 = high priority, 2 = moderate priority, and 3 = low priority.
3. Proceed to address the in-basket items.