Forgetting to change the status
When your employee accomplished his task and changed its status to 'complete', task management software makes it easy for you to generate a report. The problem is that many employees forget to change the status of the task and it remains to be 'undone' in the list. They don't do this intentionally, they could be just focused on doing the job or sidetracked by plenty of other tasks you have assigned them to.
"Bad memory" solution
Task management software provides several solutions for this problem. For example, if the task is overdue (assigned to Tuesday but on Wednesday its status is still not 'completed') it may become highlighted in the list with a background color. It is a good feature as task in 'red' are very annoying and make people change their status to get rid of red color in their task list. Another thing you can do is to create a special task "Mark all your completed tasks as done" that should repeat, lets say, each Friday at 5 pm, set reminder and assign it to employees with a "bad memory".
- Start your Task Management Software
- Create a task "Mark all your completed tasks as done"
- Set it to repeat every day, week or month
- Set reminder to appear 5 minutes before the appointed time
- Assign it to employees that forget to report their tasks