Add clarity and detail
Keep every action item clear and detailed. For example, allocating a task with just a title, ‘Prepare sales presentation’, is too vague. Add further information about what it should entail. A well-written, descriptive action item will help avoid confusion.
Keep all action items in one place
If various action items are kept in different places, it can lead to confusion between teams. It can also be demoralising for anyone who accidentally missed their responsibilities. To avoid mix-ups, store all action items in one place so they are easier to manage and track.
Sort your action items
There are multiple ways to sort your action items, such as by:
- Status (in progress, not started, completed, etc.)
- Priority (low, medium or high)
- Deadline (closest to furthest)
By sorting your action items, it’s easy to visualise pending tasks and catch up with assignees.