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Accounting for your tasks

One of Tactick's most popular features is the ability see real-time analytics for the tasks you and other members in your organization have accounted for. A summary of these analytics appears at the top of the Tasks screen, and more analytics appear on the Progress screen. You can account not only for the tasks you’ve done, but also for the tasks you’re still planning on doing and for the ones you're not going to do.

There are 4 possible statuses for each occurrence of a task: Due, DoneDoing, and Not Doing. For more details, please take a look at the Tactick glossary. Accounting for a task means giving a task occurrence a status of Done, Doing, or Not Doing. In other words, any status other than Due.

 

Marking a task as Due

Due is the 1st of the 4 options in the task status cycle. In other words, Due is the default status for a task occurrence. If a task occurrence has a task status other than Due, you make it Due again by clicking on the checkbox and cycling through the 4 task status back to Due.

 

Marking a task as Done

Done is the 2nd of the 4 options in the task status cycle. Marking a task as Done means the task is complete. 

 

Marking a task as Doing

Doing is the 3rd of the 4 options in the task status cycle. Marking a task as Doing lets you bucket the tasks you haven’t done yet – but still plan on doing – instead of just leaving them as Due. You can come back later and mark them as Done or Not Doing. The helps those you’re being accountable to – even if it’s only yourself – understand that even though the task isn’t done yet, you’re still planning on doing it.

 

Marking a task as Not Doing

Not Doing is the 4th of the 4 options in the task status cycle. Marking a task as Not Doing lets everyone explicitly know that you aren’t doing that occurrence of the task. This frees yourself – and those you’re being accountable to – from wondering whether you’re planning to do that task or not. 

 

Getting credit toward your % accountable

While you may not always get 100% of your routine tasks done on a given day, you can always be 100% accountable for them. Increasing your accountability is a critical step to calibrating expectations and making real progress. You get credit toward your % accountable for every task assigned to you that you mark as Done, Doing, or Not Doing. In other words, any status other than Due.