So, we were just talking about accountability, plan of action, lead measures. How do we keep all of our information organized and prioritized, in order to execute our WIGS, our wildly important goals? Well, welcome to the schedule task list.
This is a blank canvas for you to keep up electronically and is also in a printer-friendly format. You have ranking priorities in the first column. Use 1, 2, 3, or for related sequential tasks, maybe a 1A, 1B, 1C would provide better clarity. Next, type in a specific task. Next, assign a leader of that task.
Each member of the team must have a task list. If you are the schedule team leader, other members of the team’s tasks might be on your own as well. Maybe you just provided or received team training. Go ahead and type in a reminder to check proficiency to help that training stick. If you have this printed out, you can use the final column to draw an O when you have decided to activate or begin working on that task. Draw a line through the O when the task is completed. Electronically, you can also go ahead and replace that O with an X.
You might have items on your task list that you anticipate will be a priority in the future, but you need to say no to the good sometimes and only focus on the great, to turn off a distraction mindset, and turn on an execution mindset. You can see task 6 without an O, meaning we’re going to save that one for later. It’s not even a priority at this time.
So, use your task list in your WIG meetings and however else you see fit as a tool to foster personal and team accountability. Good luck.