Benefits of habit “Create accountability for your tasks”

✓ Motivates to finish all tasks
✓ Boost productivity
✓ Enforces self-discipline
✓ Improves image of professionalism

First step:

1 task every day


1. Today, take 1 task that doesn’t have an accountability attached to it and tell your client or participants about your intentions. Do this for 1 task every day for a week.
2. Next week, find 2 tasks that do not have accountability assign and do it yourself every day.
3. Keep increasing the number of tasks until all your tasks have assigned accountability to them.

Helpful tips to make it a habit:

✓ Same time is key. Planning out your tasks should be a daily routine for you anyway, so add accountability assignment to the routine as well. We recommend doing this in the morning.
✓ Trigger your mind. Have a bright sticker with the word ACCOUNTABILITY written in bold marker. That way, you will always remember it.
✓ Let the app help. Set a reminder for task planning and accountability assigning in this app. You may also track the days you missed doing this in the calendar.
✓ Reward yourself. Once you’ve spent a month setting accountability to each task, reward yourself by buying yourself a more lavish lunch than usual. Maybe have colleagues join you. Raise a cup of coffee to productivity and accountability.

Tips for beginners:

✓ Think realistically. When looking who to assign accountability against, make sure when you say your plans that they are realistic. For example, if you say you will have a portion of the task done by the end of the week, make sure before you say it that it can be done.
✓ What it means “no accountability”. If you get a task sounding like “Compile this document for client X”, but no one will check it save you, client is not informed that they will receive it and no one from your team knows except from the task issuer, that means in this case, you have no accountability in front of anyone but yourself. To motivate yourself to do this task faster, the best idea is to transfer that accountability away from yourself and to the client or your team.