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    #1

    check-in

    Hi,

    could you please tell me what "check-in" means in the following text:

    It is a description of individual steps of a meeting. And one of the follow-up activities is:

    Check-in with individuals who are responsible for assigned tasks, action items etc.

    Thank you very much.

    Hanka

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    #2

    Re: check-in

    I haven't met this usage before, but I think from the context that it must mean 'get a status report'. I think whoever used that phrase wanted to say 'check up on progress' - but 'check up on' sounds a bit Stalinist!



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    Re: check-in

    Quote Originally Posted by Hanka View Post
    Hi,

    could you please tell me what "check-in" means in the following text:

    It is a description of individual steps of a meeting. And one of the follow-up activities is:

    Check-in with individuals who are responsible for assigned tasks, action items etc.

    Thank you very much.

    Hanka
    Keep in touch with those who have assigned tasks to do.


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    Re: check-in

    Check-In is the act of making yourself known to others.

    For instance you Check-In at a hotel to make the staff aware that you exist, and you Check-In at an airport desk to let the airline know you are there.

    In your example, it probably means that you need to make others in your group aware that you should also be part of that group in case they do not already know that. It might also just be a buzz-word commonly used by Americans who frequently invent words and phrases which only have meaning to them! For instance, a word regularly used in transatlantic business meetings is 'leverage' - it is totally meaningless to normal English-speaking people so we just giggle and ignore it!
    Last edited by pedant; 23-Mar-2007 at 03:32.

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    #5

    Re: check-in

    I agree with BobK's interpretation - get a status report, see how it's going (do they need any help, etc.)

    (Also, I wouldn't use a hyphen for the verb. I would use it for a the noun.)

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