The Secret to Making Sure a Task Won’t Get Completed

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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.

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