Plan Organized by Responsibility

A colleague shared this great way of organizing a plan by responsibility.  Unfortunately, I don’t know the original source; when I find out what it is, I’ll update this post.

Plan by Responsibility

Plans like this are most often organized by time, with the responsible party inserted as an afterthought.  This allows the ball to be dropped when life gets in the way and the plan is put on the (metaphorical) shelf.  But when you organize by name and include the responsible parties in the plan itself, it provides added motivation to accomplish the tasks and hand it off to the next person.

This is a pretty simplistic example, because it’s clear what the next step will be.  In a more complicated example, you might insert arrows or time notes, like so:

Plan by Responsibility2

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