Task revision refers to a consistent process of revising or correcting a defective task-based activity or procedure that has a negative effect to the overall working environment or its separate parts within an organization. It is a way of re-thinking and re-examining the working environment to determine dysfunctional or faulty activities and then develop a corrective plan for revising.
Task revision is a great mechanism to handle work performance. When a manager successfully revises task-based activities and removes faulty procedures, he/she improves individual performance of employees and reduces the probability of occurring activity dysfunction.
The process of revising tasks or task-based activities can be carried out in three main steps, such as:
- Examine. A thorough analysis of activities is conducted to determine dysfunctional or defective activities.
- Isolate. The defective activities are isolated from the rest activities of the working environment in order to ensure continuity of the working procedure.
- Revise. A corrective plan of actions is designed and used to revise the faulty activities and remove dysfunctions.