Methods to Create Task Descriptions

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Mario Plantin, Canada

Methods to Create Task Descriptions

Hi! I search a method or a step of analysis to create descriptions of tasks. Can you help me?
Thank you!


Anders Nystrom, Sweden


There is a method called LOTS in Sweden, it is used when defining a business plan, but can also be used as method to define a task:
- Purpose
- Critical Success factors
- Goal
- Actitivity - what to do
- Roles and responsible
- Follow up and reporting

Izabela Waglay, Canada

Task Description

In addition to the items listed by Aners referred to as LOTS, the task should also include the influencing factors such as policies or regulatory requirements, inputs (information or physical objects such as money or equipment, task triggers (e.g. customer walking in to the store), tools available (e.g. customer profile data display), measurements; required skills and behaviors.
In summary, the task is a discrete step in the process, so all the elements that are required to define the process step apply to the task description.

Aye, Switzerland

Accountability Process Design to Create Task Descriptions

We, at Aye & Partners Consulting, specialise in organisation effectiveness; we have developed a meth... Sign up

Zafar Dar, Pakistan

Creating Task Descriptions

I would like to make some amendments to above LOTS - Scope (beginning & end of the task, what's inc... Sign up

Kwaku Awuku, Ghana

Creating Task Descriptions

I suggest the following: Context, purpose, quantity and quality parameters, resources required, tim... Sign up

David Wilson
Manager, Canada

Occupational Network (O*NET)

Hi Mario: I do not like to reinvent the process, so I tend to use available tools. The Occupational ... Sign up

Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands

Task Design, Job Design

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