I work for a reputed multinational corporation. We have open work area with small cubicles (2-3 person per cubicle).
My whole team (me, my team, my manager, his seniors) sits very near to each other (1 or 2 cubicles apart). My manager "Bob" is very friendly and has a good professional relationship with the team.
Is it appropriate to walk to Bob's cubicle and talk about some issue/idea ( if Bob is free) and then send a email summarizing, or should I first send out an email of my idea and then follow up?
There are few instances where I raised some issue/new ideas which Bob liked very much. Bob agrees on the things we discussed and promised an action on that, but no action until I remind him again.
Edit 1: For clarification, I usually first check if Bob is available on Skype and ask him if it is ok to have a quick conversation now (face 2face).
The thing I am worried is that Bob forgets to take action on them until I remind him. So I was wondering what is the best way to make sure that action is taken on things which were discussed (if he agrees to take action).
I am not sure(because I am new) if it is ok to send a email on things we just discussed.