Tasks are most successful when they start with a good conversation
Even if you do have a very effective task management strategy or tool, if you do not begin your task with a thoughtful and collaborative conversation its success will inevitably be limited. Once the task is underway, it quickly develops into several smaller sub-tasks, each of which are being addressed by different people. Moreover, once everyone has begun working on a task, it rapidly balloons into a large project with many different facets. Discussing the project once it is underway is very difficult, and can even be counter productive, as it is difficult to create a balance between discussing all of the individual sub-tasks in a fragmented fashion and engaging in discussion of the project as a whole. The best time to discuss tasks is right at the beginning, before everyone has begun to work on the project as this enables everyone to share ideas and incorporate them into the way that they go about performing their individual tasks. And yet, discussing the project by email can result in a confusing and disorganized set of threads and tangential conversations. There are problems too with using a task list, as this simply tells you the status of tasks without enabling any fruitful discussion of those tasks. We have provided a much more streamlined platform for everyone to discuss a given project at the outset, enabling clear and detail feedback and attachments to be disseminated in a user friendly and systematic way.