What is a Task List, and what are best practices, tools and templates for teams and organizations?
Definition of Task List
A Task List is a prioritized list of all the tasks and responsibilities that need to be performed for a job or role on a team. The list typically shows everything that needs to be done in the order in which it needs to be completed.
Description of Task List
A business cannot run efficiently without a Task List. It helps keep employees from feeling overwhelmed and empowers them to feel in control of their day to day work. SInce most businesses run on tight schedules and deadlines, Task Lists help to keep projects from falling behind.
Task Lists enable employees and companies to create long term and short term goals. As each goal is accomplished, it can be checked off the list and the employee can focus on the next one. Larger projects can be broken down into subtasks, so that the project doesn’t seem so big, yet every time the employee can check off a sub-task, they are closer to getting the larger project completed. Task Lists help employees feel a sense of accomplishment and results in higher job satisfaction.
Tools & Templates
A Task List is a tool that can be created by organizations or individuals using a spreadsheet program or project management software. More and more online tools and templates are available to help distributed teams manage large numbers of tasks through web based collaboration software.
upBOARD's Online Task List Tools & Templates
upBOARD’s online Task List collaboration tools allows any team or organization to instantly begin working with our web templates and input forms. Our digital platform goes far beyond other software tools by including progress dashboards, data integration from existing documents or other SaaS software, elegant intuitive designs, and full access on any desktop or mobile device.
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