When it comes to ownership of a TASK, where does the repsonsibility fall in regards to executing the assignment on time?
First Reaction/First Glance
Is it possible when a new task is agreed upon that it lacks clear direction but we move full stream ahead because the boss and others agree it's exciting? Although great ideas usually must be followed up with a plan, sometimes we forget to plan for the plan.
The Learning Process
Any task assigned or excepted usually requires a team effort. In other words, for it to be effective there is usuallly a chain reactin (or additional mini-tasks) needed to be accomplished by the assignee in order to successfully implement the plan. We all learn from this process along the way but for me - if you start with the end in mind, a clearer picture will be established.
Improving on the Future
Although some tasks fall in line with your everyday responsibilities, most of these could change the future of our company. This is why taking ownership in tasks is so important. When your commitments are not completed on time, you are not letting your boss down, in reality you're slowing down the future growth of our company.