You attend a meeting, identify a task that needs to get done, and end the meeting with “We need to accomplish X.” And… nothing gets done. Why?
Identifying a task is the first step. But, assigning ownership of the task is critical to actually seeing it performed. In today’s world of multi-tasking over-allocated people, the old adage “When it’s everybody’s job, it’s nobody’s job” is truer than ever.
Want a task done? Assign it to someone. Simple, I know, but frequently forgotten.